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Official Community Plan

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. 737 in 2005.  An OCP may be ammended from time to time as required by Council.  There are two ammendments to the current OCP listed below.

Please follow this link to review the current OCP (Bylaw No. 737)
Amendment as Bylaw No. 767
Amendment as Bylaw No. 801

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. 
Zoning Bylaws can be amended from time to time as new conditions present themselves.  For example, in 2005 no could forsee that growing Medical Marijuanna would become an issue facing Local Governments.  As a result, Council in 2014 was required to amend the current zoning bylaw to ensure it addressed this issue.  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 Bylaw No. 738 
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 751
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 776
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 779
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 788
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 789
Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 802
Zoning Bylaw Attachment B - Community Zoning

Developing a new OCP

The Village is in the process of developing a new OCP with the assistance of Urban Systems.  It is anticipated that the OCP will be adopted late 2018.  In 2016, Council began the process of developing the new OCP and a survey was issued to the public to gather information that will be used in the new OCP.

2016 Community Survey
2016 Community Survey Result
Background Information on developing a new OCP