What's New in the Planning Department?

The Vanderhoof Rural Official Community Plan (OCP) review is underway!

The Regional District has launched a process to update the Official Community Plan for rural Vanderhoof. The process started with an open house in Vanderhoof on October 9, 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2020 with First Nations, stakeholder and public consultation to occur from now through spring, followed by the formal approval process. 

A survey has been prepared to collect information from rural Vanderhoof residents to better identify issues and understand public opinion regarding land use and planning in the rural area. The survey results play an important role in the OCP update process. The survey can be found on the website here: Area F OCP Survey.

If you have any questions or would like to become involved in the Vanderhoof Rural OCP review process, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.

Zoning Bylaw Rewrite

At the October 24, 2019 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Board meeting the RDBN Board of Directors passed the following resolution:

“That the Board direct staff to begin the formal approval process for the draft zoning bylaw, as discussed in the Planning Department’s October 15, 2019 staff report.”

Over the past year, the Planning Department has completed the referral and consultation process and amended the draft zoning bylaw based on the input received.  Staff now has Board approval to initiate the formal bylaw approval process.  

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