Official Community Plan

North Saanich Coun. Murray Weisenberger, seen here being sworn into office in 2014, said the best way to resolve the controversial official community plan review is to have all residents resolve the issue with their votes in the 2022 civic election. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich councillor says ballot box will settle OCP review controversy

But not all on district council agree with Murray Weisenberger’s contentions

 

Former North Saanich mayor Alice Finall says supporters of new housing in North Saanich, not opponents like herself, represent a small vocal minority. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich council’s decision to defer key OCP decisions praised by former mayor

Alice Finall also denies link between strategic density and higher affordability

 

A report that is part of the OCP review process in North Saanich calls for the creation of a village centre focused on the McTavish Interchange, the intersection of McTavish and East Saanich roads and the nearby Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich council holds special meeting as district ponders future of OCP review

Issue has caused division in community, meeting set for Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

 

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal using ‘walkshops’ to hear from residents during OCP renewal process

First official community plan update since 2011 to consider land use, housing, demographic shifts

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)
The District of Sooke is inviting residents to share their thoughts about greenhouse gas emissions reduction, growth, transportation and housing, natural areas, economic development, arts and culture, recreation and community services as part of its OCP review. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke OCP review ready for public input

District invites public to provide feedback online and through open house events

The District of Sooke is inviting residents to share their thoughts about greenhouse gas emissions reduction, growth, transportation and housing, natural areas, economic development, arts and culture, recreation and community services as part of its OCP review. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney staff report proposes cap on future building heights

Proposed limit would rule out future five-to-six storey buildings in most of downtown

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The president of the North Saanich Residents Association said the organization’s leadership welcomes recent changes to the official community plan review unfolding in that community. (Photo by Paige Gibson)

Request for more information on OCP review a good sign, say North Saanich residents

Council last week refused to accept official community plan summary report as drafted

The president of the North Saanich Residents Association said the organization’s leadership welcomes recent changes to the official community plan review unfolding in that community. (Photo by Paige Gibson)
Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)

Sooke eyes new official community plan

‘The theme here is balance and trying to satisfy everybody’s wishes,’ says councillor

Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)
Coun. Niall Paltiel hopes his recent notice of motion will help improve regional planning (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich pushes for more regional planning

Coun. Niall Paltiel said the stars have aligned with all three municipalities updating their OCP

Coun. Niall Paltiel hopes his recent notice of motion will help improve regional planning (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A coalition of local groups wants the three Saanich Peninsula communities to develop a meta-Official Community Plan to help coordinate the management of shared natural features such as the shoreline. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Environmental coalition calls on Saanich Peninsula communities to develop coordinating vision

Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition (SPEC) to meet Feb. 20 to further agenda

A coalition of local groups wants the three Saanich Peninsula communities to develop a meta-Official Community Plan to help coordinate the management of shared natural features such as the shoreline. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria neighbourhood takes City to court over variance approvals

Some members of the Gonzales neighbourhood are unhappy about a new development

The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood hosts public hearing for OCP

Event gives residents chance to express views to council

Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns

Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns

Local group ‘disappointed’ council hasn’t addressed concerns

Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns
City of Colwood will be looking for input on the revised Official Community Plan
City of Colwood will be looking for input on the revised Official Community Plan
New group says Colwood OCP could have ‘unintended consequences’

New group says Colwood OCP could have ‘unintended consequences’

Association has been granted a meeting to share concerns with council

New group says Colwood OCP could have ‘unintended consequences’
According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood braces for density in community plan

Colwood Corners, Seaside Village at Royal Bay expected to see most growth

According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)