There are housekeeping and structural changes proposed for the Upper Bridge River Valley (Electoral Area A) Official Community Plan (OCP). These changes are intended to align the bylaw in a similar fashion and allow easier updates and changes that do not result in renumbering large subsequent sections of an entire bylaw due to localized changes. The boundaries of the land subject to the OCP bylaw are proposed to be expanded to cover the whole electoral area beyond their current extent of the Upper Bridge River Valley. The development permit area coverage is proposed to be expanded to cover the whole electoral area as well.
Each electoral area is being updated with a new consistent version of the Riparian Protection Development Permit Area. The Comprehensive Development Permit Area (DPA) proposed would expand the current DPA from Tyax Lodge to the whole electoral area. This updated DPA keeps the architectural form and character provisions for multifamily, commercial, and industrial development, as well as adding protection of farming, ecological, and water/energy conservation provisions. Any multifamily, commercial, or industrial development in Area A would then require a development permit.
Electoral Area A OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1526 received 1st reading at the June 27, 2018 SLRD Board meeting.
The following staff reports provide an update on the project.
June 27, 2018 - SLRD Board
August 29, 2018 - SLRD Board