Declined Amendments

City of Surrey – Hazelmere Amendment

About the proposed amendment

On October 23, 2017 the City of Surrey submitted a request to amend Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future (Metro 2040), the regional growth strategy, to change the regional land use designation for the 24-hectare Hazelmere site from Rural to General Urban and to extend the Urban Containment Boundary, to permit a 145 lot urban residential development.  The proposed Metro 2040 amendment was a Type 2 minor amendment, the approval of which requires a bylaw supported by an affirmative 2/3 weighted vote from the MVRD Board at each reading and a regional public hearing.

The Metro Vancouver staff report (with attached City of Surrey reports) provides a description and Metro 2040 assessment of the proposed amendment.

 February 23, 2018 MVRD Board Agenda

On March 23, 2018 the MVRD Board passed 1st and 2nd readings of Metro Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1263, 2018.   

 March 23, 2018 MVRD Board Agenda

Metro Vancouver then initiated a process to notify and request comment from affected local jurisdictions and relevant agencies regarding the proposed amendment (as per Metro 2040 section 6.4.2).

Following the comment period, Metro Vancouver staff provided a report to the MVRD Board summarizing the comments received from local jurisdictions. On June 13, 2018 a regional public hearing was held at the Metro Vancouver offices.

 June 13, 2018 Public Hearing Agenda

On June 22, 2018, the MVRD Board considered 3rd reading of Bylaw No. 1263, 2018 and the amendment bylaw was defeated.

 June 22, 2018 MVRD Board Agenda

​City of Port Moody - Andres Wines and Mill and Timber sites

On July 11, 2014, the GVRD Board declined two proposed Metro 2040 amendments in response to a request from the City of Port Moody for sites called “Andres Wines” and “Mill and Timber”.

The requests were to change the regional land use designation from Industrial to General Urban for the 1.3 hectare Andres Wines site and the 14.7 hectare Mill and Timber site. The proposal was also to remove a regional Special Study Area overlay from the latter site. The request was a Metro 2040 Type 3 minor amendment that requires an affirmative 50%+1 weighted vote from the GVRD Board to proceed.

 Requested amendment and report - July 2014 Board Agenda

After completing additional planning work, the City of Port Moody submitted another Type 3 minor amendment for the Mill and Timber (Flavelle) site that was considered and approved by the MVRD Board on May 25, 2018 (see Completed Amendments).

Township of Langley - North Murrayville, Hendricks, Highway 1 and 200th Street

On October 11, 2013, the Metro Vancouver Board declined three proposed Metro 2040 amendments in response to a request from the Township of Langley.

The first proposed amendment was for a site in North Murrayville to extend the Urban Containment Boundary and change the regional land use designation from Agricultural to General Urban. The second proposed amendment was for another site, commonly referred to as “Hendricks”, which would extend the Urban Containment Boundary and change the regional land use designation from Agricultural to General Urban. The third proposed amendment was near the intersection of the Highway 1 and 200th Street that would have amended the regional land use designation of a site from Mixed Employment to General Urban.