Area G Community Plan Review
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW ADOPTED!
The proposed Electoral Area G Land Use Bylaw No. 2452, 2018 has been adopted at the September 20th, 2018 RDCK Board meeting. Further revisions were made to remove the proposed Forest Lands Development Permit Area and to allow for greater flexibility for housing in the Rural and Remote Residential land use designations.
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - TEXT [PDF - 964 KB [PDF - 1.2 MB]
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - SCHEDULE A.1 - OCP [PDF - 3.2 MB]
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - SCHEDULE A.2 - HAZARDS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE [PDF - 8.9 MB]
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - SCHEDULE A.3 - PARKS, TRAILS AND COMMUNITY ASSETS [PDF - 3.4 MB]
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - SCHEDULE A.4 - WATERCOURSE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AREA [PDF - 4 MB]
ELECTORAL AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2018 - SCHEDULE B.1 - ZONING [PDF - 1.8 MB [PDF - 2.3 MB]
LAND USE CHANGES AS REQUESTED AND CHANGED THROUGH PROCESS TO DATE [PDF - 77 KB]
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN
MAPPING SCHEDULES mapping schedules have been expanded to include all of Electoral Area G, including those communities not initially participating. These areas were brought it specifically to allow for expanded opportunity to identify critical assets and infrastructure, hazards such as wildfire risk, and to protect sources of domestic water supply through a Watercourse Development Permit Area (WDPA) and Forest Lands Development Permit Area (FLDPA).
PURPOSE AND RELATED INITIATIVES this section outlines the strategic initiatives and programs of the RDCK that inform the policy and objectives of this community plan.
OBJECTIVES AND POLICY DIRECTIVES for Residential, Commercial and Industrial, Community Services, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, Public Utilities, Water and Sewerage, Aggregate and Mineral Resources, Hazard Lands and Management, Natural Environment, Transportation, Energy and the Environment and Resource Areas have been articulated in a manner to provide clear direction on how the community will grow and sustain itself over the next ten to twenty years.
COMMUNITY SPECIFIC POLICIES have been expanded to include all of the unincorporated community of Area G.
ZONING REGULATION continues to only be applicable to the following communities: Apex, Hall Siding, Porto Rico, Ymir, Wildhorse, Porcupine and Boulder Creek, Rural Salmo, Sheep Creek, Rosebud Lake and Nelway. The northern portion of Ross Spur which was included in the former Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1335 is also included. Schedule B does not apply to the communities of Airport Road, Vector Village, Erie or Ross Spur.
WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN?
An OCP Bylaw is a general statement of objectives and policies for land use, and for the form and character of future development. This land use bylaw serves as a guide to the RDCK Board, the public, and the development community in decision-making for land use. The OCP Bylaw maps identify ‘land use designations’ or types of development that the RDCK Board will consider in certain locations, as well as Development Permit Areas (DPAs) where special guidelines apply. The policies of an OCP are implemented through the Zoning Bylaw. The OCP includes:
- Community Vision Statement(s) and Guiding Principles that describe overall community values for the next 5 years or longer;
- Broad Goals grouped under key issues, such as housing, transportation, employment, and the environment;
- General Policies for growth management and OCP designations; including resource areas, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, administrative, cultural, institutional, parks and conservation areas, hazard lands, temporary commercial and industrial permits, and development permit areas; and
- Implementation that includes refining the plan; adopting new or amended bylaws; conducting studies to obtain more information and future direction; and working closely with community members to ensure compliance.
Directives within the OCP may be guided by various higher level strategic objectives, such as the RDCK Agricultural Area Plan and the SustainABLE Central Kootenay project.
WHAT IS A ZONING BYLAW?
Zoning is the major tool by which the RDCK regulates the use, size and siting of land and buildings. Land use designations identified on Zoning Bylaw maps are more detailed than those of the OCP Bylaw, and are accompanied by text that outlines a specific range of permitted uses, densities, siting and building form. The purpose of zoning is to provide for the orderly development of the community, and to assist in avoiding conflicts between incompatible land uses. The Zoning Bylaw includes more specific policy direction in the form of a regulation, and includes:
- Definitions for the interpretation of key components of land use regulation;
- General Regulations which outline various land uses and conditions applicable to the Plan area on a broad scale; and
- Specific Regulations for various land uses and conditions specific to specified areas or zones within the Plan area (including but not limited to residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, resource areas, community services).
AREA G ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION
An Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is an independent body composed of local residents that act in an advisory capacity with regard to proposed land use bylaws or permits, providing recommendations on such matters to the RDCK Board and staff, as well as the local area director. The following people have been appointed by the RDCK Board to act as the Advisory Planning Commission for Electoral Area G. This Committee will be acting as an important resource throughout the community planning process as a means to assist in keeping RDCK staff and the local area director informed of community based opportunities and issues and assisting in community engagement and outreach.
Alan Perello (Chair)
Dave Lang (Vice Chair)
Michael van Wijk
Local Area Director
Electoral Area G
Meeri Durand, RDCK
202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson BC V1L 5R4
Eileen Senyk, RDCK
202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson BC V1L 5R4
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