Parents to continue fight for schools at upcoming Surrey meeting

Surrey council chambers are expected to be packed on June 27 when a controversial development application is scheduled for a public hearing

Surrey mom and education advocate Cindy Dalglish expects a large turnout to city hall for an upcoming public hearing about a proposed development in her neighbourhood. The area's schools are simply too packed

PANORAMA — Surrey’s council chambers are expected to be packed on June 27 when a controversial development application is scheduled for a public hearing.

Last month, more than 100 people attended an open house for the proposed 287-unit development on a lot at the southeast corner of 152nd Avenue and Panorama Drive.

Locals urged the developer to go back to the drawing board and return with something that doesn’t impact local schools.

“I expect there will be lots of opposition to this from the neighbourhood,” said Cindy Dalglish, local mother and advocate, of the planned hearing. “Like the numbers that showed up to the YMCA open house, we expect more people to show up to ensure city councillors and the mayor hear us when we say this development cannot move forward.”

Dalglish said she’s “hopeful” the city will do right by the community and listen to their concerns.

A report to city council noted the developer, Redekop Homes, has reduced the number of units, and has increased the size of 31 townhouse and incorporated space for an elevator shaft in 28 to try to attract a “downsizer demographic.”

But for Dalglish, the changes are not enough.

“We are not happy that is was moved so quickly through the land use process,” she added.

A total of 87 students are projected from the development, according to the city report.






Just Posted

City shifts proposed transit station to King George after cancellation of LRT

Council to consider Newton Town Centre plan in fall

The struggle for space inside Surrey’s elementary schools

SECOND IN A SERIES: A look at how overcrowding impacts student life

VIDEO: Plane makes forced landing on Highway 17 in Surrey

Police say no one was injured and no damage to aircraft or vehicles

Nearly 200 motorcycles take off from Cloverdale for Brenden’s Ride

Annual fundraiser supports programs that empower people with disabilities

Surrey Schools estimates $350K for tampon, pad dispenser installation

District aims to have equipment set up by October or November

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Most Read