Increased density in Fraser Heights

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The Community of Fraser Heights is a very popular & desirable place in which to live & raise a family. It consists of the all lands North of Highway 1, bound by Golden Ears Way on the East & the Fraser River on the North & Western boundary. It is very important that when circumstances arise in any one area of Fraser Heights that can have an impact on our entire Community, we all need to rally together so that we may resolve these situations in a manner that will ensure we continue to maintain our desired neighbourhood.

We currently have such a situation in the eastern portion of Fraser Heights & in particular in Abbey Ridge. In March of 2015 City of Surrey Council authorized staff to start a process of increasing densities of homes in a program now referred to as the ABBEY RIDGE LAND USE CONCEPT PLAN. With what is now the “preferred option” the City is now looking to double & triple the densities of what the area is currently zoned. Public open houses were held on June 25 & Oct 1,2015. That’s it!!! A committee of residents of the area to provide on going dialogue & input would have been an excellent idea, but that never happened. On Oct 18, 2016 a Public Open House was held to discuss transportation, design & development guidelines, an engineering servicing plan & financial strategy that will fund the infrastructure, phasing of development, & Community amenities for Abbey Ridge.

This matter was discussed at our Fraser Heights Community meeting on Nov 30. It is very clear that the residents of Abbey Ridge do not agree with the new zoning densities being suggested for their area. They also do not agree with the infrastructure, engineering & funding proposal put forward because it is founded on flawed assumptions. All residents of Fraser Heights should make their opposition known to Surrey Council. It is very important that you comment on the infrastructure, engineering & funding proposal very quickly as this proposal has not yet been presented to Council.

    If you do not want to see this significant increase in density and crowding in Fraser Heights, please send your objection to the Mayor, Council, and Planning.

Listed below for your convenience are the email addresses for the Mayor & Council:

Mayor Linda Hepner: mayor@surrey.ca
Councillor Tom Gill : TSGill@surrey.ca
Councillor Bruce Hayne: BruceHayne@surrey.ca
Councillor Vera LeFranc: Vera.LeFranc@surrey.ca
Councillor Mary Martin: MMartin@surrey.ca
Councillor Mike Starchuck: Mike.Starchuck@surrey.ca
Councillor Barbara Steele: HBSteele@surrey.ca
Councillor Judy Villeneuve: JAVilleneuve@surrey.ca
Councillor Dave Woods: Dave.Woods@surrey.ca

CITY PLANNER – STEPHANIE LONG — slong@surrey.ca

C.C. FRASER HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION — directors@fhca.ca

You can object with some of these concerns:

* The lots are too small
* Homes will be large and have suites
* Inadequate property parking resulting in too many vehicles parking on the street
* Streets are inadequate streets to handle the traffic volume
* Plan does not fit in with the existing community look and feel

Be sure to include your name and address, and reference the development proposals below:

PROPOSED NEW DEVELOPMENT IN FRASER HEIGHTS (ABBEY RIDGE)
PROPOSAL NO. 16 – 0029 40 LOT SUBDIVISION. ALL LOTS RF-13 (NORTH OF BARNSTON DRIVE &182A ST. TO 98 AVE.)
PROPOSAL NO. 16 – 0032 49 LOT SUBDIVISION. 8 LOTS CD (BASED ON RF), 41 LOTS RF – 13 (BARNSTON DRIVE TO LYNCEAN DRIVE, WEST SIDE OF 179 ST )