What is an Official Community Plan?

The District of Peachland's OCP is a policy document for Council and citizens to manage change in our community. The OCP sets out land use categories and approximate locations and densities of land uses. Municipalities are required to develop, maintain and periodically update their OCPs per the BC Local Government Act. each OCP includes a Development Permit section which helps strengthen the design and character, landscaping and environmental requirements for new development. The OCP applies to the entire municipality and is the primary policy document that Council uses to make decisions on matters such as:

  • Land use
  • Growth management
  • Design of the built environment
  • Protection of the environment
  • Climate Change
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Economic Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Housing Needs
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