Area G Community Plan Review

NOTICE TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN ELECTORAL AREA G

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has completed drafting of Electoral Area G Land Use Bylaw No. 2452, including expansion of the Plan area to include the communities of Rosebud Lake and Nelway.  A PUBLIC HEARING was held on July 4th, 2017 and presented to the RDCK Board on July 20th, 2017.  The RDCK Board has TABLED a decision on the Bylaw to enable further community dialogue on how to move forward. 

An OPINION POLL has been distrbuted by mail to all property owners within the communities of Rosebud Lake, Nelway/Pend O'Reille, Airport Road/Rural South Salmo, HB Mine/Sheep Creek, Erie and Ross Spur to assess the level of community support to move forward with land use planning in select areas of Electoral Area ‘G’ or to re-affirm non-participation in this process.  If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact RDCK planning staff at plandept@rdck.bc.ca or by phone at (250) 352-8162.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT WILDFIRE SITUATION IN SOME OF THE POLLING AREA THAT RESPONSES WILL BE ACCEPTED TO SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2017 (THIS DATE MAY CHANGE BASED ON EVOLVING CIRCUMSTANCES)

DRAFT BYLAW

Significant changes in the DRAFT Bylaw are highlighted in RED. Please note that some of the above mentioned communities are not reflected in the current DRAFT due to non-participation to date.  If those communities indicate support to move forward, RDCK planning staff will be further engaging with those property owners impacted.

DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017 - SCHEDULE 'A' TEXT RED HIGHLIGHTS [PDF - 877 KB [PDF - 1.2 MB]
DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017- SCHEDULE 'B.1' OCP [PDF - 5.6 MB] REVISED MAY 2017
DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017 - SCHEDULE 'B.2' HAZARDS [PDF - 2.3 MB]
DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017 - SCHEDULE 'B.3' PROTECTED AREAS [PDF - 2.6 MB]
DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017 - SCHEDULE 'B.4' ENVIRONMENT [PDF - 2.3 MB]
DRAFT AREA G LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2452, 2017 - SCHEDULE 'B.5' ZONING [PDF - 865 KB [PDF - 5.6 MB] REVISED MAY 2017

MAP OF LAND USE CHANGES UNDER REVIEW [PDF - 5.6 MB]
TABLE OF BACKGROUND REVIEW USED FOR DECISION MAKING [PDF - 147 KB]

BACKGROUND
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has initiated the review and update of Electoral Area G Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1335.  The Rural Land Use Bylaw for portions of Electoral Area G was adopted in 1999. Since that time, there has been an identified need to review the goals and objectives set out in the plan to better reflect the circumstances of today. A community plan is legislated to be reviewed every five years. In rural areas, where the rate of change is not as great as in more urbanized settings, community plans may not be reviewed for seven to ten years after they are first developed. The intent of the community plan review is the development of a Comprehensive Land Use Bylaw (CLUB) which will incorporate elements of an Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw for the respective communities within Electoral Area G.

A Draft Comprehensive Land Use Bylaw was presented to the communities of Electoral Area G during the month of November 2015. During that time, it was expressed that other areas may want to participate. An informal survey of residents outside of the Plan area was conducted in January and February of 2016. At that time, it was concluded that the Plan area boundaries may be expanded to include the communities of Rosebud Lake and Nelway.

RDCK planning staff have been engaged in several workshops over the spring and summer with residents and property owners in that area to incorporate them into the Draft Comprehensive Land Use Bylaw.

WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN?
An OCP Bylaw is a general statement of objectives and policies for land use, and for the form and character of future development. This land use bylaw serves as a guide to the RDCK Board, the public, and the development community in decision-making for land use. The OCP Bylaw maps identify ‘land use designations’ or types of development that the RDCK Board will consider in certain locations, as well as Development Permit Areas (DPAs) where special guidelines apply. The policies of an OCP are implemented through the Zoning Bylaw. The OCP includes:

  • Community Vision Statement(s) and Guiding Principles that describe overall community values for the next 5 years or longer;
  • Broad Goals grouped under key issues, such as housing, transportation, employment, and the environment;
  • General Policies for growth management and OCP designations; including resource areas, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, administrative, cultural, institutional, parks and conservation areas, hazard lands, temporary commercial and industrial permits, and development permit areas; and
  • Implementation that includes refining the plan; adopting new or amended bylaws; conducting studies to obtain more information and future direction; and working closely with community members to ensure compliance.

Directives within the OCP may be guided by various higher level strategic objectives, such as the RDCK Agricultural Area Plan and the SustainABLE Central Kootenay project.

WHAT IS A ZONING BYLAW?
Zoning is the major tool by which the RDCK regulates the use, size and siting of land and buildings. Land use designations identified on Zoning Bylaw maps are more detailed than those of the OCP Bylaw, and are accompanied by text that outlines a specific range of permitted uses, densities, siting and building form. The purpose of zoning is to provide for the orderly development of the community, and to assist in avoiding conflicts between incompatible land uses.  The Zoning Bylaw includes more specific policy direction in the form of a regulation, and includes:

  • Definitions for the interpretation of key components of land use regulation;
  • General Regulations which outline various land uses and conditions applicable to the Plan area on a broad scale; and     
  • Specific Regulations for various land uses and conditions specific to specified areas or zones within the Plan area  (including but not limited to residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, resource areas, community services).

AREA G ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION

An Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is an independent body composed of local residents that act in an advisory capacity with regard to proposed land use bylaws or permits, providing recommendations on such matters to the RDCK Board and staff, as well as the local area director. The following people have been appointed by the RDCK Board to act as the Advisory Planning Commission for Electoral Area G. This Committee will be acting as an important resource throughout the community planning process as a means to assist in keeping RDCK staff and the local area director informed of community based opportunities and issues and assisting in community engagement and outreach.

Alan Perello (Chair)
Dave Lang (Vice Chair)
Jim Helgren
Michelle Colley
Jane Lyon
Jason Rose
Rose Wallace
Monte Comeau
Michael van Wijk
Carla Stephenson

Area G Advisory Planning Commission - March 20, 2014 [PDF - 111 KB]
Area G Advisory Planning Commission - August 14, 2014 [PDF - 110 KB]
Area G Advisory Planning Commission - May 26, 2016 [PDF - 113 KB]
Area G Advisory Planning Commission - September 7th, 2016 [PDF - 114 KB]

Local Area Director
Hans Cunningham
Electoral Area G
Email: hcunningham@rdck.bc.ca
Phone: 250.357-9996

CONTACT US

 

Meeri Durand, RDCK

Planning Manager

Email:  mdurand@rdck.bc.ca

202 Lakeside Drive

Box 590

Nelson BC V1L 5R4

Tel:  250.352.8162

Fax:  250.352.9300

Web:  www.rdck.bc.ca

 

 

Eileen Senyk, RDCK

Planning Technician

Email: esenyk@rdck.bc.ca

202 Lakeside Drive

Box 590

Nelson BC V1L 5R4

Tel:   250.352.8190

Fax:   250.352.9300

Web: www.rdck.bc.ca

   

Kristin Aasen, RDCK

Planner

Email: kaasen@rdck.bc.ca

202 Lakeside Drive

Box 590

Nelson BC V1L 5R4

Tel:   250.352.8184

Fax:   250.352.9300

Web: www.rdck.bc.ca

 

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Workshop Summary (Rosebud Lake and Rural Salmo) [PDF - 137 KB]
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING [PDF - 62 KB]
IMPLICATIONS OF LAND USE PLANNING [PDF - 76 KB]
AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES [PDF - 109 KB]
STAFF PRESENTATION [PDF - 459 KB]
Rosebud Lake and Nelway Survey Summary [PDF - 117 KB]

Electoral Area G Backgrounder - Community Survey (2014) [PDF - 388 KB]
November 2015 Open House Summary [PDF - 130 KB]
Electoral Area G Conversation Cafe Summary [PDF - 130 KB]
Terms of Reference – Electoral Area G Comprehensive Land Use Bylaw Review (2014) [PDF - 255 KB]

Electoral Area G Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1335, 1998 (1998) [PDF - 256 KB]
Electoral Area G Community Profile (2014) [PDF - 165 KB]
Plan It – Ymir (Workshop held in May 2013)(2013) [PDF - 722 KB]
Nelson Salmo Regional Development Assessment: Community Profile (1983) [PDF - 3.7 MB]
Salmo Community Economic Development Strategy (2012) [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Columbia Basin Trust from Dialogue to Action [PDF - 1.5 MB]
Columbia Basin Trust - Area G Presentation on Climate Change Adaptation [PDF - 8.5 MB]
Columbia Basin Trust - Area G Presentation on Understanding Local Climate Change Impacts [PDF - 2.6 MB]

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