Additional subdivisions eyed for Popkum and Rosedale

13-lot subdivison up for discussion in the Fraser Valley Regional District

An area map from a mailout from the Fraser Valley Regional District. The crosshatched areas are the site of a proposed new 13-lot subdivision in Popkum.

A small pocket of partially forested land is being considered for rezoning in the small community of Popkum.

The applicants are hoping to have the parcel rezoned to Suburban Residential 3, in order to build up to 13 quarter-acre lots in a new subdivision.

The land is currently made up of a mix of Country Residential and Suburban Residential 2. It fronts one lot at 52595 Yale Road, another at 10159 Caryks. Both lots end at the south end of Royalwood Blvd.

The rezoning will first need to go through a first reading. That takes place on July 26 at the Fraser Valley Regional District’s board meeting. A public information meeting and a hearing are planned for Aug. 4 at Rosedale Traditional School.

The informal public information meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the public hearing will begin at 7 p.m.

Popkum has several large country lots, and two others are being considered for rezoning the same evening.

Public hearings will also be held that evening for a two-lot subdivision at 10290 Royalwood Blvd., and a three-lot subdivision at 52505 Yale Road. Public hearings are a chance for people who believe their interests are affected by the proposed bylaw changes to be heard or to present written submissions. The deadline for written submissions prior to the hearing is noon on Aug. 4, and copies of the bylaws are available for public inspection until Aug. 4 at the FVRD office at 45950 Cheam Ave.


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