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Official Community Plans

An Official Community Plan (OCP) is defined in the Local Government Act as "a general statement of the broad objectives and policies of the local government respecting the form and character of existing and proposed land use and servicing requirements in the area covered by the plan". 

An OCP is intended to be the community's vision for the future development and growth of an area. The Regional District Board, staff, and others use the OCP to guide their land use and development decisions. An OCP also provides the public and developers with information on how their community may develop.

Currently, the RDBN has seven different OCPs, and one Rural Community Plan which cover most of the privately owned land within the RDBN.

Electoral Area "A" Smithers Telkwa Rural OCP

Electoral Area "B" & "E" Burns Lake Rural and Francois Lake (North Shore) OCP

Electoral Area "C" Fort St. James Rural OCP

Omineca Settlement Corridor OCP

Electoral Area "D" Endako, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake Rural OCP

Electoral Area "G" Houston, Topley, Granisle Rural OCP

Electoral Area "E" Southside Rural Community Plan: Resource Document


The online versions of Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako bylaws and other documents are not "official documents" and should not be relied upon as such. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all documents on this web site. However, bylaw amendments are passed regularly by the Regional District Board and documents are regularly amended. Always check for the current official certified copy of a bylaw as these files are provided for information or research purposes only.