What are the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw?


The Official Community Plan describes the Council's vision and mission for the community's growth. Its policies and objectives aim to coordinate municipal programs, manage land use and development, and illustrate the community's future. The Official Community Plan can be viewed as a growth management strategy that contains statements of policy relating to the municipality's physical, environmental, economic, social, or cultural development.

The Zoning Bylaw is the primary tool available to the municipality to implement the Official Community Plan's policies. It divides the municipality into zoning districts and regulates land use and development in those districts by setting standards for the use of the lands or speciļ¬c developments within those zoning districts.