About the North Crumpit survey
This survey is the latest public engagement opportunity in the Neighbourhood Planning Process for the proposed North Crumpit development. It should take 15–30 minutes to complete depending on the length of your responses.TAKE THE SURVEY
The survey is intended to inform the creation of the neighbourhood plan options, which is step 5 and 6 in the Neighbourhood Planning Process. However, preserving the land in its current state is not included as an option to select in the latest survey, which focuses understandably on community form and character, neighbourhood amenities, parks, trails, housing size and styles, housing affordability, and transportation.
Below are some suggestions about how best to respond to the survey to call for the land to be protected. Please be respectful. Learn more about the North Crumpit proposal.
Suggested responses to the North Crumpit survey
Questions 1 to 10
These are all demographic-based questions.
Question 11: What are examples of local neighbourhoods that you like and why?
Share why you love the Crumpit Woods area, including the area proposed for development called "North Crumpit," and why it is important to you to preserve this area for current and future generations.
If you want to respond to the actual question, we suggest Amblepath as a good example of a local neighbourhood that creates community, with smaller homes on smaller lots, and a mix of compact single-family homes with suites, and condos.
Question 12 & 13: What public amenities would you like to see included in North Crumpit?
We recommend putting "Other" first, followed by "Trails." Note that "Park Space" may be problematic due to the very limited definition of what a park is later in the survey.
For Question 13, we wrote: "Please protect North Crumpit as a legacy for future generations."
Question 14: What are some of your favourite public facilities?
Share why you love North Crumpit in its current undeveloped state, and call on the landowners to protect North Crumpit as a legacy for future generations.
Question 15 & 16: What types of shops and services would you like to see included in North Crumpit?
We recommend putting "Other" first, followed by "No shops or services."
For Question 16, we wrote: "Please protect North Crumpit as a legacy for future generations."
Question 17: What are some examples of parks you’ve seen that you like? Why do you like these parks?
"I value parks that protect the valuable ecosystem services that forests and wetlands provide, such as fresh air, clean water, wildlife habitat, carbon sinks and climate stabilization, flood protection, groundwater recharge and stream flow maintenance, and social and cultural benefits such as recreation, traditional access to foods and medicines, and spirituality. Please protect North Crumpit as a legacy for future generations."
Question 18: Do you prefer neighbourhood parks vs destination parks
This question is problematic as neither option is great. There is no requirement to answer this question.
Question 19: What park + recreation elements are most important to you?
We selected Other, Trailhead amenities, Trails, and Viewpoints.
For other, we wrote "We value the ecosystem services that the forests and wetlands provide, such as fresh air, clean water, wildlife habitat, carbon sinks and climate stabilization, flood protection, groundwater recharge and stream flow maintenance, and social and cultural benefits such as recreation, traditional access to foods and medicines, and spirituality. Please protect North Crumpit as a legacy for future generations."
Question 20: Trails
Select the trails that are important to you.
Question 21: Housing type
There is already a high percentage of single-family homes in Squamish, so we ranked single-family as 5—not needed.
We support higher density development to diversify the types of housing available in Squamish, and to provide more affordable housing to those that need it. If the development goes ahead, medium to high density development will enable the community to protect more of the forest and wetlands.
You could also respond "not needed" to all of these options if your preference is to protect all of the land.
Question 22: Housing tenures
Across Canada, we are facing an affordable housing crisis, as housing prices have risen faster than incomes. Owning and renting a home is now unaffordable for most Canadians. The solution is not just to build more homes, we must build homes that are not governed by the marketplace to ensure that everyone can afford a home as a human right.
For this question, we ranked "Non-market or affordable ownership" and "Non-market or affordable rental" as 1—very important. The rest we ranked as 5—not important.
Question 23 to 25: Transportation
We support a variety of more sustainable transportation options, including better bikelanes, pedestrian walkways, and more frequent and affordable public transit. If the development goes ahead, the developer must contribute significantly to support these kinds of amenities to minimize vehicular traffic on Westway Avenue.
Question 26: Do you have any additional thoughts or comments as we work towards the creation of neighbourhood plan options?
Answer with your heart. Why do you love Crumpit Woods? Why do you want to see North Crumpit protected for current and future generations? Be respectful, and please keep in mind that this is private land owned by a local Squamish family.
"We call on the land owners to protect the precious forested wetlands in Crumpit Woods as a legacy for future generations."
Sign the petition
We have created a petition calling on the landowners to protect the precious forested wetlands in Crumpit Woods as a legacy for future generations, to gauge community support for preserving Crumpit Woods, and to provide balance that is lacking in the survey. It takes a minute to add your signature.SIGN THE PETITION