Coldstream Council has set a priority to undertake a comprehensive review of the District of Coldstream Official Community Plan (OCP). It has been seven years since the District reviewed the Plan which resulted in some changes. However, it has been twenty years since a comprehensive review was undertaken.
Several recent planning initiatives, studies, and provincial regulatory changes now require consideration in the OCP, some of which are:
- the new Regional Growth Strategy
- completed studies on hazardous lands and sensitive ecosystems in Coldstream
- provincial requirements to consider policies for greenhouse gas reduction
In addition, Council would like to hear from Coldstream residents and property owners on matters such as:
- housing density (secondary suites, duplexes, cottages)
- residential housing demands (single family, multi‑family, retirement)
- future community growth areas
- residential / rural land-use interface planning
- agricultural land-use planning and farming viability
- hillsides’ long-term land-use planning
- commercial neighbourhood centres
- industrial land availability
- municipal parks and trails strategy
- sensitive ecosystems policy strategy
- hazardous lands identification
- infrastructure planning (transportation, utilities, services)
- interjurisdictional land-use planning
Our objective is to have a new Official Community Plan that is up to date with provincial legislation and has been developed in consultation with the residents and property owners of Coldstream and surrounding areas.
The new OCP would use the most recent information that can guide our community into the future as envisioned by Coldstream’s Mission Statement of Rural Living at its Best.
Council has set a launch date of March 1, 2013 for this exciting project. Public Open House Planning Forums have now been scheduled for early May. District Councillors and planners will be in attendance and welcome the opportunity to talk with residents, property owners, business owners, and agricultural producers about a variety of topics in an informal setting. Council urges all residents and property owners to get involved in planning for our future through the preparation of the new Official Community Plan.
This website has been set up to provide ongoing two-way communication.
In addition, specific comments can be submitted to