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Official Community Plan

In BC, the Local Government Act requires all municipalities to prepare and adopt an Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP is a bylaw that sets out the broad objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning, land use and provision of municipal services in the community. It also establishes a degree of certainty about the location and nature of community change to residents and landowners while providing a framework for guiding and managing future development and growth.

Sidney's Current Official Community Plan

Sidney's Official Community Plan was adopted by Council on June 27, 2022. Visit The Official Community Plan Update page to learn about the two-year process of updating the plan.

Sidney's OCP includes the West Side Local Area Plan (WSLAP) as Schedule B. The WSLAP provides detailed policies and recommendations to guide the future of the West Side neighbourhood over the next 30 years.

OCP Documents

Town Resources