Electoral Area E OCP Review & Update

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is reviewing and updating the Electoral Area E Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP guides how your community grows and changes over the next 20-25 years.


Take the community survey!

Round one closes Sunday, January 16, 2022.


What’s new?

See the latest updates on the OCP here:


What is an Official Community Plan?

An official community plan (OCP) provides guidance and policies on a broad range of topics including land‐use, transportation, housing, parks, and infrastructure. OCPs also designate land for specific purposes like commercial office, retail, residential, park, and industrial uses.

Collectively, the policies and land use map are used by the Regional Board, Regional District staff, other agencies, and the community to guide decisions about future investment in your community.

OCPs are developed through public consultation and professional planning practices. Once drafted, an OCP must be adopted by the Regional District Board as an official bylaw.


Background

The existing OCP was first adopted in 2006 and readopted in 2008. The last OCP review started this time 17 years ago!

Electoral Area E consists of Naramata Village and the surrounding rural area along the benches. Most of Area E beyond the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) is Crown Land and Parks.

Electoral Area E


OCP Project Timeline

Work on the Area E OCP began in the fall and will continue into 2022. The final OCP Bylaw is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.

The OCP will take place in four phases. We are currently in Phase 1.

  • Phase 1 – Inventory
  • Phase 2 – Analysis
  • Phase 3 – Synthesis
  • Phase 4 – Policy

Your input will be important in the first three stages of the process to get the best policy document for the formal adoption process.


Here are some ways you and your neighbours can participate:

Phase 1:

  • Ask a question Online – OPEN NOW (see below)
  • Survey Round 1 – OPEN NOW (closing Jan 16, 2022)

Phase 2:

  • Survey Round 2 – Launching late Jan 2022
  • Open House #1 – Launching early Feb 2022
  • Survey Round 3 – Launching mid-Mar 2022
  • Open House #2 – Launching early Apr 2022

Phase 3:

  • Open House #3 – Launching late June 2022 (TBC)

Phase 4:

  • Public Information Meeting – August 2022 (TBC)
  • Public Hearing – October 2022 (TBC)

NOTE: Due to provincial health guidelines, in-person meetings and events will be scheduled in accordance with current guidelines.


Get Involved!

The Regional District wants to hear from you. Participate using the tools below. Check back often for updates and new activities. Sign up to get project alerts and updates by using the "Stay Informed" box on the right hand panel.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is reviewing and updating the Electoral Area E Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP guides how your community grows and changes over the next 20-25 years.


Take the community survey!

Round one closes Sunday, January 16, 2022.


What’s new?

See the latest updates on the OCP here:


What is an Official Community Plan?

An official community plan (OCP) provides guidance and policies on a broad range of topics including land‐use, transportation, housing, parks, and infrastructure. OCPs also designate land for specific purposes like commercial office, retail, residential, park, and industrial uses.

Collectively, the policies and land use map are used by the Regional Board, Regional District staff, other agencies, and the community to guide decisions about future investment in your community.

OCPs are developed through public consultation and professional planning practices. Once drafted, an OCP must be adopted by the Regional District Board as an official bylaw.


Background

The existing OCP was first adopted in 2006 and readopted in 2008. The last OCP review started this time 17 years ago!

Electoral Area E consists of Naramata Village and the surrounding rural area along the benches. Most of Area E beyond the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) is Crown Land and Parks.

Electoral Area E


OCP Project Timeline

Work on the Area E OCP began in the fall and will continue into 2022. The final OCP Bylaw is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.

The OCP will take place in four phases. We are currently in Phase 1.

  • Phase 1 – Inventory
  • Phase 2 – Analysis
  • Phase 3 – Synthesis
  • Phase 4 – Policy

Your input will be important in the first three stages of the process to get the best policy document for the formal adoption process.


Here are some ways you and your neighbours can participate:

Phase 1:

  • Ask a question Online – OPEN NOW (see below)
  • Survey Round 1 – OPEN NOW (closing Jan 16, 2022)

Phase 2:

  • Survey Round 2 – Launching late Jan 2022
  • Open House #1 – Launching early Feb 2022
  • Survey Round 3 – Launching mid-Mar 2022
  • Open House #2 – Launching early Apr 2022

Phase 3:

  • Open House #3 – Launching late June 2022 (TBC)

Phase 4:

  • Public Information Meeting – August 2022 (TBC)
  • Public Hearing – October 2022 (TBC)

NOTE: Due to provincial health guidelines, in-person meetings and events will be scheduled in accordance with current guidelines.


Get Involved!

The Regional District wants to hear from you. Participate using the tools below. Check back often for updates and new activities. Sign up to get project alerts and updates by using the "Stay Informed" box on the right hand panel.

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