2011 OCP

North Cowichan's Official Community Plan Bylaw

North Cowichan Council approved its new Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3450 [PDF - 16 MB] at its July 20, 2011 regular meeting.

The OCP:

  • sets out the community vision and values that will guide decision-making about our future direction
  • clarifies for residents, businesses and institutions the primary goals and objectives with the supporting policies that help the Municipality to meet its goals; and
  • informs neighbouring jurisdictions of our planned direction and identifies the areas where mutual cooperation is necessary to help us meet certain goals.
Building on the 2002 OCP, the plan affirms the direction and goals the Municipality set at that time. New in this updated plan are:
  • guiding principles that underpin the plan and provide a general framework for decision-making;
  • current issues that have become more urgent since 2002
  • a revised format for presenting policies, designed to improve their clarity and ease of use.

2011 OCP Maps: