LAND use planning along the forthcoming Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line has taken a significant step forward after Surrey City Council approved the Fleetwood Stage 1 Plan at a regular Council meeting last month.
“I am pleased to see this comprehensive plan moving forward to help support the successful transformation of this blossoming community,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “The Fleetwood Plan supports the extension of the Expo Line SkyTrain through Fleetwood to Langley City Centre. This plan balances growth priorities within a designed Urban Centre while also embodying Council’s Smart Growth Principles.”
Initiated in April 2019, the Fleetwood Plan has involved a comprehensive program of public engagement and stakeholder consultation to ensure that diverse interests in the area were represented, including renters, homeowners, businesses, community groups, and public agencies. Thousands of Surrey residents have been engaged thus far through in-person and online activities including open houses, workshops, surveys and polls, online mapping exercises, as well as hosting an ongoing online ‘question and answer.’
The Plan focuses on opportunities to integrate new housing, job space, and amenities in Fleetwood Town Centre. It provides opportunities to advance Council priorities related to housing, childcare, jobs and economy, climate change, integrated water resource management, and transportation.
The Fleetwood Plan presents a clear strategy to integrate land use and sustainable transportation systems, while addressing concerns around the supply of affordable housing. The plan will create a compact, sustainable, and transit-oriented community with a diverse offering of housing types, interconnected transportation choices, and local amenities that serve all residents.
The approval of the plan allows staff to proceed with the Stage 2 planning process and presents an interim Plan Development Expectations Strategy that will allow staff to begin processing development applications within the Fleetwood Plan Area based on the proposed Stage 1 Plan.
Click here to read the Fleetwood Stage 1 Plan.