Letter: Cart before horse in Brookswood

Dear Editor,

With Council passing developments under the 1987 Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan because that’s what’s in effect until an updated OCP is adopted there are some implementation issues that are being overlooked.

On page 13 of the 1987 Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan under “Implementation” it states:

“In order to provide direction to the servicing and development of Brookswood/Fernridge the Township has developed a phasing strategy. The phasing strategy is shown on Map No. 6 and is based on the following:

1.Initial phasing of services and zoning of land will be directed to those areas which can connect to existing trunk lines with the least cost.

2.Service areas will expand systematically from existing trunk utilities providing a cost-effective approach to growth.

3. Expansion will occur as each land use component is substantially developed and supply of serviced development areas diminish.”

Why are development approvals proceeding without taking these implementation steps into account?

If council is going to develop under the 1987 OCP because that’s what’s in effect right now then all parts should be adhered to, not just the parts that suit the current development proposals.

It states right in this document that it’s more cost effective to develop in a phased manner.

This is in addition to the fact that it will less disruptive to existing residents than the current piecemeal approach.

In addition the existing Community Plan states:

“In order for development of any service area to proceed, the Township will adopt a capital works program and capital cost recovery program. The Township will also prepare a detailed service area (neighbourhood) plan to be adopted by Council resolution before development is permitted.”

Where can we read about the capital works program and capital cost recovery program? When will the neighbourhood plan be put in place? The cart is being put before the horse when development proposals are approved but we don’t even have neighbourhood plans in place.

Amy Morose

Brookswood

 

 

Just Posted

Cyclist injured in Langley hit-and-run

Rider was taken to hospital

Phasing plans for Brookswood defeated

Council voted against staggering neighbourhood planning in Brookswood-Fernridge.

Vigil to eliminate violence on women

Annual vigil observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

LETTER: Canada should not be selling weapons abroad

A Langley man is critical of Canada for selling arms that are being used to kill civilians.

Langley author pens tribute to the men and women of Canada’s military for Remembrance Day

‘A soldier, a sailor and an airman … stood before the Pearly Gates’

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read