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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has launched a process to update the Official Community Plan (OCP) for Lac La Hache. The existing Plan was adopted in 1997 and many changes have taken place over the past 20 years. This guiding document will be updated to better reflect current community issues and priorities.
Here is a map of the area the Lac La Hache OCP covers. To access a printable version, click HERE.
The CRD has received some great comments about important community issues facing the Lac La Hache Area. Thank you to everyone who filled out our final survey about the draft OCP!
There is now a Draft Official Community Plan available on the right hand side of this page (Schedules I & J are under revision). Sections of the OCP have been reviewed with the Advisory Committee and CRD Staff throughout the fall and winter. With the benefit of this expertise, a revised Draft OCP has been prepared and was presented to the community at an Open House on March 9, 2017.
You can also read our fifth Community Newsletter, which was released in February. It is also available on the right hand side of this page.
Lac-La-Hache-Area-Ocp Frequently Asked Questions
What’s happening with the Lac La Hache Area OCP?
In January 2016, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) launched a project to update the Lac La Hache Area Official Community Plan (OCP).
What’s an OCP?
An OCP is a regulatory document that provides policies on a broad range of topics including the environment, housing, parks and infrastructure. OCPs designate land for specific purposes, like commercial/retail uses, residential areas, and parks and establish policy for land use and development in general. They are one of the most important planning documents for a community.
Why are we doing it?
Originally adopted in 1997, the OCP needs updating to better reflect current community issues and priorities.
What’s the process?
OCP updates are community driven processes. Throughout the OCP review, the CRD has been engaging with residents, business owners, property owners and other stakeholders. A volunteer Advisory Group of area residents has been set up to help review materials and provide input on the Draft OCP.
The first Open House was held in February 2016. The Project Team presented the findings from the Background Report and solicited input from community members about the Lac La Hache community. In August, the Project Team attended the Garlic Festival looking for more input on topics related to protecting and preserving the health of the natural environment.
The final Open House is the last stage in the community engagement process. The Draft OCP was developed based on what was heard from the community and we are wondering if we got it right.
We are encouraging community members to review the Draft OCP and provide comments and feedback at the open house and through a survey. Please return or submit your survey before March 31, 2017.
Final revisions will be made following the close of the survey and community input. After the formal referral process, public hearings will take place and the OCP will go to the CRD Board for adoption.
How to be involved?
As the project moves forward, the website will be updated to reflect our progress so you can use it as your home base to be informed, stay connected and get involved! There will be many opportunities for public comment throughout the summer!
The Lac La Hache OCP Advisory Committee is open to all residents and everyone is welcome to participate. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, would like more information about this Committee or have any other questions/concerns, please contact Karen Moores, Manager of Development Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-392-3351 (toll free: 1-800-665-1636).
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