Official Community Plan

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal using ‘walkshops’ to hear from residents during OCP renewal process

First official community plan update since 2011 to consider land use, housing, demographic shifts

 

The District of Sooke is inviting residents to share their thoughts about greenhouse gas emissions reduction, growth, transportation and housing, natural areas, economic development, arts and culture, recreation and community services as part of its OCP review. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke OCP review ready for public input

District invites public to provide feedback online and through open house events

 

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney staff report proposes cap on future building heights

Proposed limit would rule out future five-to-six storey buildings in most of downtown

 

The president of the North Saanich Residents Association said the organization’s leadership welcomes recent changes to the official community plan review unfolding in that community. (Photo by Paige Gibson)

Request for more information on OCP review a good sign, say North Saanich residents

Council last week refused to accept official community plan summary report as drafted

The president of the North Saanich Residents Association said the organization’s leadership welcomes recent changes to the official community plan review unfolding in that community. (Photo by Paige Gibson)
Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)

Sooke eyes new official community plan

‘The theme here is balance and trying to satisfy everybody’s wishes,’ says councillor

Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)
Coun. Niall Paltiel hopes his recent notice of motion will help improve regional planning (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich pushes for more regional planning

Coun. Niall Paltiel said the stars have aligned with all three municipalities updating their OCP

Coun. Niall Paltiel hopes his recent notice of motion will help improve regional planning (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A coalition of local groups wants the three Saanich Peninsula communities to develop a meta-Official Community Plan to help coordinate the management of shared natural features such as the shoreline. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Environmental coalition calls on Saanich Peninsula communities to develop coordinating vision

Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition (SPEC) to meet Feb. 20 to further agenda

A coalition of local groups wants the three Saanich Peninsula communities to develop a meta-Official Community Plan to help coordinate the management of shared natural features such as the shoreline. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria neighbourhood takes City to court over variance approvals

Some members of the Gonzales neighbourhood are unhappy about a new development

The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Esquimalt’s new OCP includes plans for development at Head Street and Esquimalt Road. News files

New Official Community Plan to get first reading in Esquimalt

Several months delayed, draft bylaw addresses housing, growth, land use

Esquimalt’s new OCP includes plans for development at Head Street and Esquimalt Road. News files
According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood braces for density in community plan

Colwood Corners, Seaside Village at Royal Bay expected to see most growth

According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)