On September 14, 2015, Surrey City Council initiated a Local Area Planning process for the South Campbell Heights Area. The South Campbell Heights Local Area Plan (“LAP”) includes lands that are outside of the agricultural land reserve (“ALR”) and south of the existing Campbell Heights Business Park near the Township of Langley border. The LAP area is approximately 245 hectares (600 acres) in size. The following overview is from the City of Surrey website.
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The lands are identified as a “Special Study Area” in both the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (“RGS”) and the Surrey Official Community Plan (“OCP”) indicating an area of the City where future land planning is projected, potentially leading to changes from current land use in the future. All of the lands within the LAP area are currently outside of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District’s (“GVS&DD”) Fraser Sewerage Area and the Regional Growth Boundary.
Local Area Planning Process
The Local Area Plan will be conducted in accordance with a Council approved Planning Terms of Reference (“ToR”), identified below.
Stage 1 of the planning process, will take approximately nine months to complete, with Stage 1 approval estimated to be completed by the summer of 2016. Following Stage 1 approval, an amendment of the OCP and the Metro Vancouver Regional RGS would be initiated in order to achieve consistency with the approved LAP and to resolve the Special Study Area designation in these plans. The RGS amendment process is expected to take three to four months and is estimated to be completed in the winter of 2016.
Stage 2 of the planning process includes the Engineering Servicing Strategy (Sewer, Water, Drainage, Transportation, and Financing) and will commence only upon the resolution of the Special Study Area designation in the OCP and the Metro Vancouver RGS. Stage 2 is estimated to be completed by the spring of 2017 pending the completion and approval of Stage 1.
The proposed local area planning process will involve consultation with stakeholders beginning in Fall of 2015.
- Corporate Report September 14, 2015: R187– Terms of Reference for the Preparation of a Local Area Plan for the South Campbell Heights Area
- Corporate Report June 29, 2015: R141 – SCH Environmental Study Results
- Corporate Report December 1, 2014: R199 – SCH Special Study Area – Environmental Study Terms of Reference
- Corporate Report September 8, 2014: R152 – South Campbell Heights Special Study Area Planning
- South Campbell Heights Environmental Study Area “A”
- South Campbell Heights Environmental Study Area “B” Addendum
City of Surrey Contact
Markus Kischnick, Planner
Community Planning Division
Phone: 604 591-4589