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File #: ID-2486-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Deferred
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Township Council
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/20/2021
Title: Salmon River Uplands - Rural Plan Amendments


Salmon River Uplands - Rural Plan Amendments

Recommended Action

Whereas the Township of Langley adopted its extant Rural Plan in 1993, which plan has amongst its stated goals, the retention and enhancement of the existing countryside character of those areas designated as agricultural or rural in the Official Community Plan;


Whereas the Salmon River Uplands are specifically addressed in the Rural Plan at paragraph 5.7.1, regarding the need for a more detailed plan to be prepared to set out policies for future growth, subdivision, and agriculture in the area; and


Whereas specific policy goals and any planning framework for the area are currently undeveloped, and therefore do not provide adequate consideration for a variety of ensuing policy initiatives, nor an appropriate and established framework for the evaluation of proposed projects, with particular concerns already identified to include water resources, climate change mitigation method requirements, tree canopy coverage, smart growth principles, rational service provision, and other current best management planning considerations;


Therefore be it resolved that Council direct staff to provide a focused review of the current plan with respect to residential subdivision development in the Salmon River Uplands, and report back to Council on recommended amendments and enhancements to the Rural Area Plan in order to address these under-developed goals so as to provide an interim framework in which to evaluate residential development proposals within the area.