On Tuesday, May 16, a final public Open House was held for the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update. At this drop-in event, the Preliminary Draft Plan was presented to the public, with stakeholders from across the community in attendance to review and give feedback directly to staff.
For those not able to attend the event, or those who were able to attend but would like to review the materials further, we are glad to provide you with the full Open House presentation panels and handout.
Attendance was upwards of 500 participants, there were presentations on Development Phasing, Neigbourhood Plans and a new Tree Cutting Bylaw. Click here to review the 2017 OCP Draft Plan.
Here is more information on the Draft Tree Clear-Cutting Bylaw. The proposed bylaw would prohibit tree clear-cutting on properties with development potential in Brookswood-Fernridge on a permanent basis by allowing property owners to remove a maximum of two trees per year. The proposed bylaw represents a balance between a land owner’s rights to have enjoyment of their property and the public benefits associated with retention of trees in the community. Applies to the “Subject Area” ie the portion of Brookswood-Fernridge to be developed and does not apply to “hazardous trees” as certified by an arborist.
The final plan could be completed as soon as June-July. Visit the Township of Langley Webpage for more information and updates.