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Rosemary Heights Central NCP Review

On July 12, 2017 Surrey City Council:

  1. Authorized staff to initiate a land use and community infrastructure review of the area designated as “Suburban” in the Rosemary Heights Central Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP)
  2. Authorized staff to undertake a transportation review to evaluate the traffic impacts and road network implications associated with all proposed land use amendments in the Rosemary Heights Central NCP
  3. Placed development applications proposing major plan amendments in the Rosemary Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP) area on hold until a comprehensive review is completed

Council’s authorization follows several requests for rezoning and subdivision of lots within the NCP from Suburban to Urban residential densities, as well as a proposal for significant residential development on land currently designated for Institutional use.

NCP Neighbourhood Survey

This Survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback regarding two land use options in the Suburban Pocket study area, and general comments or concerns about the broader NCP area.  Your input will be forwarded to the City Council in an upcoming report.

Review Area

There are three (3) areas in the plan where there are current development applications proposed which involve major amendments to the NCP.

  1. The Rosemary Heights Central NCP identified a number of areas proposed for Suburban Half Acre Residential uses, within an elongated pocket of suburban lands located along 155 Street and 156 Street between 33 Avenue and 37 Avenue.
  2. The “McDonald Lands” property located at 3965 – 156 Street, a 2.26 hectare (5.6 acre) site located at 156 Street and 40 Avenue, at the northern boundary of the NCP area. The entire property is designated "Park/Open Space" in the NCP.
  3. The “Retreat Centre Lands”, two properties, located at the northwest corner of the NCP area (3690 and 3660 – 152 Street.

 Map of Rosemary Heights Suburban Pocket

Lastest Updates

December 5, 2017 Neighbourhood Information & Feedback Meeting

A Neighbourhood Information and Feedback Meeting was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to present updates on the land use and infrastructure review, and to gather feedback from the broader Rosemary Heights Central neighbourhood stakeholders regarding alternative land use options being presented for the Suburban Pocket.

Suburban Pocket Land Owner Survey (Closed)

This survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. This survey captured land use and street connectivity preferences from property owners within the Suburban Pocket area.

August 30, 2017 Stakeholder Meeting - Suburban Pocket

On August 30, 2017 City Staff hosted a neighbourhood information meeting for owners of land within the Suburban Pocket.  Staff presented various residential land use density options for stakeholder consideration.  Here is a copy of the presentation and accompanying notes:

 Process and Timeline

The NCP review will generally adhere to the following timeline and tasks, culminating with a report to Council for consideration of future land use and development actions based on outcomes of the various studies and consultations:




June - August 2017

Conduct neighbourhood traffic review

  • Completed
  • Baseline traffic study results were presented at August 30, 2017 Suburban Pocket Open House

July - August 2017

Consult with Suburban Pocket land owners

  • Hosted Open House for Suburban Pocket land owners on August 30th
  • Completed Suburban Pocket land owners survey, September 27, 2017

July - August 2017

Consult School District 36 and Parks, Recreation & Culture Department

  • Completed

December 2017

Broader Consultation with Rosemary Heights Residents

  • December 5, 2017 Open House
  • December 6 - 17, 2017 Online Survey

February 2018 (tentative)

Report to Council

  • Forthcoming

Contact information

Steve MacIntyre, Planner
Community Planning Division
Phone: 604-592-2640



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