A small group of Langley Township residents objected Monday night to the expansion of the planned university district around Trinity Western.
The proposal, has run into problems with Metro Vancouver, but on Monday the Township held another public hearing about a slightly modified version of the plan.
The change to the Township's rural plan would create a special district near TWU's campus on Glover Road, stretching to the south and northwest. If approved, it could eventually allow the construction of more university buildings such as dorms and research facilities, along with some commercial buildings and housing supporting the school.
Speakers worried about the impact the district might have on downstream water flows for Fort Langley farmers, for existing farms in the district's "special study area" and about removing land from the Agricultural Land Reserve.
The hearing is not yet over. The Township council adjourned the meeting to Jan. 21, because the Agricultural Land Commission has requested a time to come and comment on the issue, said Mayor Jack Froese.