Area I Community Plan Review

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

The Regional District held several meetings over the months of July and August 2017 to present information regarding the planning work being undertaken in Electoral Area I.  Presentations were made on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Community Planning Process, and the Brilliant Head Ponds Stewardship Collaborative.  To view the various presentations please refer to the attachments below:

GLADE
Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Fire Smart [PDF - 12 MB]
Community Plan and Brilliant Head Ponds [PDF - 720 KB]

PASS CREEK AND BRILLIANT
Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Fire Smart [PDF - 12 MB]
Community Plan and Brilliant Head Ponds [PDF - 722 KB])

SHOREACRES, VOYKIN AND PLAYMOR JUNCTION
Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Fire Smart [PDF - 16.8 MB]
Community Plan and Brilliant Head Ponds [PDF - 721 KB])

TARRYS AND THRUMS
Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Fire Smart [PDF - 16.8 MB]
Community Plan and Brilliant Head Ponds [PDF - 721 KB]

The Regional District would like to express its appreciation for all of those who participated and to our various presenters for their expertise.

To learn more about the Brilliant Head Ponds Stewardship Initiative here:Brilliant Head Ponds Stewardship Initiative Information Sheet [PDF - 758 KB], Brilliant Head Ponds Stewardship Initiative Scoping Study [PDF - 1.5 MB], Brilliant Head Ponds Stewardship Initiative Literature Review [PDF - 929 KB]

DRAFT COMMUNITY PLAN

Regional District Planning Staff, the Local Area Director and the Electoral Area I Advisory Planning Commission (APC) have been meeting on a regular basis to review the feedback from the land use survey and community specific workshops to begin drafting a revised Community Plan for Electoral Area I. As part of their efforts, a review table has been compiled to guide decision making during this process. It is hoped that a DRAFT COMMUNITY PLAN will be completed for the Spring of 2017. Please review this table here: AREA I REVIEW TABLE [PDF - 138 KB]


COMMUNITY SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has completed hosting a series of community specific workshop with residents and property owners to discuss land use issues and review the results of the recent community land use survey during the month of November. We would like to express our appreciation to all of the wonderful community members who made time to participate in these workshops. RDCK staff have compiled the feedback from these workshops and hope to visit with communities again early in the new year.

AREA I COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS SUMMARY [PDF - 267 KB]

PASS CREEK COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 996 KB]
BRILLIANT COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 934 KB]
TARRYS COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 984 KB]
THRUMS COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 947 KB]
GLADE COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 998 KB]
SHOREACRES COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 951 KB]
VOYKIN COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 945 KB]
PLAYMOR JUNCTION WEST COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS [PDF - 914 KB]

COMMUNITY LAND USE SURVEY

The Regional District has launched a Community Land Use Survey for residents and property owners of Electoral Area I. A mailed copy will be sent to all property owners in the area and additional copies can be mailed or sent upon request for additional household members and/or rental occupants and tenants. Responses can also be submitted electronically using the following link: ELECTORAL AREA I COMMUNITY LAND USE SURVEY.

Responses may be submitted until SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2016. This deadline has been extended to encourage broader participation and response.

Information and background pertaining to the community that may assist in response can be found here:

ELECTORAL AREA I BACKGROUND DOCUMENT [PDF - 178 KB]

BACKGROUND

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has initiated the review and update of the Electoral Area ‘I’ portion of the Kootenay-Columbia Rivers Official Community Plan (1996) and RDCK Zoning Bylaw No. 1675 (2004). 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 (or longer depending on identified need), 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 ‘I’.

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 10 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 area, 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.

The RDCK Official Community Plan Template shall provide guidance throughout each phase of the project, contributing policy direction where appropriate. In addition, directives may also be contributed by 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 I 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 I. 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.

Andy Ozeroff
Kelly Poznikoff
Brian Bebelman
John Voykin

Area I Advisory Planning Commission - March 6, 2017 Meeting Notes [PDF - 102 KB]
Area I Advisory Planning Commission - September 8, 2016 Meeting Notes [PDF - 110 KB]
Area I Advisory Planning Commission - March 30, 2016 Meeting Notes [PDF - 130 KB]

Area I Advisory Planning Commission - June 15, 2016 Meeting Notes [PDF - 117 KB]

CONTACT US

Regional District Staff

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

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

 

 

Local Area Director

Andy Daviodoff

Electoral Area I

Email: adavidoff@rdck.bc.ca

Tel: 250.304.8233

 

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Terms of Reference – Electoral Area ‘I’ Comprehensive Land Use Bylaw Review (2016) [PDF - 268 KB
Kootenay – Columbia Rivers Official Community Plan No. 1157 (1996) [PDF - 355 KB]
Regional District of Central Kootenay Zoning Bylaw No. 1675 (2004) [PDF - 778 KB]

The content on this page was last updated August 14 2017 at 1:55 PM