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West Sidney Local Area Plan

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this project so far. The draft West Side Local Area Plan document is available here for review, or by clicking on the image below.

Thank you to everyone who attended the public open house on July 25. ​The West Side Local Area Plan will be presented to Council for consideration at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, September 5.  The agenda can be found here.

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The Town of Sidney has retained Barefoot Planning of Victoria to develop a Local Area Plan for Sidney’s West Side (see map below). Read below for an overview of this project.  Get Involved!

LAP Study area

The purpose of this Local Area Plan (LAP) is to evaluate existing land use and transportation conditions and provide a "road map" to direct future change and investment in the area. The LAP will provide a framework that will assist the Town in making capital infrastructure investment decisions and assessing major development proposals to ensure that both private and public investment works to achieve the vision established by the community.         

The goals of the project are to [a] identify options for improving transportation (including walking, cycling, and public transit) to/from and within the area; [b] identify options for adding vibrancy and more ‘people spaces’ to the area; and [c] identify the preferred long-term land use(s) for the area.

Public consultation is central to the local area planning process. Barefoot Planning is leading a community engagement process that includes a Public Ideas Fair, Stakeholder Charrette (workshop), Public Ideas Gallery, and on-going Advisory Working Group meetings. See the Get Involved link for more details.

The completed LAP will be based on public and stakeholder input, contemporary best practices for industrial areas, and neighbourhood planning principles. The resulting recommendations will ensure that the key aspects and distinctive areas of the West side complement each other and create a strong, cohesive identity.