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Official Community Plan (OCP)

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land-use management in the District. Consider the OCP like a roadmap that provides a clear direction on how the community will look and feel in the future. As a general rule, it can be reviewed and considered for revision every five (5) to ten (10) years.

The current OCP provides an innovative vision for Vanderhoof to 2040 by refining and updating land uses, creating new mapping and policies that better reflect the vision and clearly defining where development is to be accommodated and supported via existing infrastructure and amenities.

Although the OCP does not commit or authorize the District to proceed with any project specified in the plan and does not have an immediate effect on property rights (E.G. existing zoning regulations will continue to apply), the OCP can have consequences that may increase the regulatory burden of developing a property (e.g. designation of development permit areas).

After the adoption of the OCP, bylaws enacted or works undertaken by Council must be consistent with the Plan. Council, staff and citizens use the OCP as a critical planning tool to help make decisions related to:

  • Housing locations
  • Transportation priorities
  • Lands protected from development
  • Protecting development from hazards
  • Providing services for more sustainable development in the next fifteen (15) years

OCP Links

Current Official Community Plan
Schedule 1: Land Use Map
Schedule 2: Roadways and Infrastructure Map
Schedule 3: Agricultural Land Reserve Map
Schedule 4: Environmental and Hazard Areas Map
Schedule 5: Infrastructure Phasing Strategy Map

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