Land Use Planning Project - Areas A & C

Electoral Area A & C Land Use Planning Project

Project Overview

The North Coast Regional District (NCRD), in partnership with Urban Systems, is undertaking a planning process to develop general land use planning bylaws for Electoral Area A and Electoral Area C. The project will culminate with the preparation of two distinct general land use plans with land use planning designations and policy for each Electoral Area, as well as basic zoning regulations to support these designations.

A vital step in this process is engaging with local communities in each Electoral Area to identify the level of land use regulation that is required and/or desired in each community. In order to determine the level of interest in having greater land use regulation in the area, residents will be consulted to determine whether or not the status quo is acceptable and if greater regulation is required and/or desired. Additionally, consultation with local First Nations communities in the study area will be undertaken to ensure land use policy is consistent throughout the study area.

PlaceSpeak

As part of its engagement efforts, the NCRD and Urban Systems are using an online platform, PlaceSpeak, to allow for focused discussion forums, sharing of information and resources and continual updates on project status. You can help inform the process by logging in and posting your ideas in the discussion threads! PlaceSpeak Click Here.

Should you have any questions, or wish to provide comment on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the office of the NCRD.

Engagement

The first phase of the project will involve community meetings in each community to provide residents with an opportunity to review and comment on the technical information and mapping, as well as introduce the benefits of basic land use planning. During this process, the NCRD anticipates that community members will identify issues related to transportation, servicing standards, land use regulation, rural development, environmental protection and other key items. The community meetings will collect feedback through participant input, community questionnaires and an online survey.