The North Saanich Official Community Plan is being reviewed!
The current Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted in 2007, is due for a review and update. The OCP serves as a roadmap for the future of North Saanich. It provides guidance for growth and change in the District including identifying where new housing should be accommodated, where new businesses should be located, how we move around and how we respond to climate change.
The review will take approximately two years to complete. In order to build a vision for the next 20 years, we will need to hear from District residents, organizations and businesses throughout the review.
The District issued a Request for Proposals on May 26, 2020, seeking the services of a qualified consultant team to undertake a comprehensive review and update of the OCP. View the RFP on the CivicInfoBC website. The RFP closes on June 29, 2020.
Check back to find out how to get involved!
What is an Official Community Plan?
The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a tool for managing change in our community. The OCP sets out land use categories and approximate locations and densities of land uses. It is adopted as a Bylaw and serves as an overarching vision and framework to assist Council in its decision-making process.
It provides direction on:
- Land use
- Growth management
- Design of the built environment
- Protection of the environment
- Climate action
- Transportation and mobility
- Marine policy and management
- Economic development
- Community amenities and greenspace
- Community and social wellness