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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 May 14, 2007.

Sidney's OCP includes the Downtown/Downtown Waterfront Local Area Plan (LAP) as Schedule A. The LAP is a specific plan for the downtown core and waterfront area. Sidney's OCP also 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


Official Community Plan Review Project

One of Council's primary strategic priorities for this term is a review and update of the Town of Sidney's Official Community Plan. Visit the Official Community Plan Review project page for information regarding the OCP Review process.