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Official Community Plan

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What is an Official Community Plan?
Do We have an OCP?
What is a Zoning Bylaw?
Developing a new OCP?

What is an Official Community Plan?

An Official Community Plan (OCP) provides the longer term vision for a communtiy.  Within the Local Government Act section 875, an OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management.  As well, an OCP can contain policy statements on social well-being, growth strategies, agricultural use of land, protection and enhancement of the environment, and broad statememts on issues and objectives not within the local juridiction.


Do we have an OCP?

The most recent and current OCP was adopted by Council as Bylaw No. 822 in 2018.  An OCP may be ammended from time to time as required by Council. 

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 822, 2018

What is a Zoning Bylaw?

A Bylaw that immediately follows the OCP is the Zoning Bylaw.  A Zoning Bylaw is the product of an adopted OCP and brings into force the items identified as the vision of the community into real tangible form.  For example, a zoning bylaw will identify where commercial, residential and industrial properties may actually be located within the Village boundaries, building setbacks from property lines, parking requirements and so on.  You could say the Zoning Bylaw is the toolbox to create the product that is described OCP which can be considered the blueprints. 
The Zoning Bylaw is a very important tool to help ensure that decision on development and use of land is relatively consistant throughout the community and that the locally held values of the community are respected.

Zoning Bylaw No. 823, 2018