Electoral Area A & C Land Use Planning Project

Electoral Area A & C Land Use Planning Project

Project Overview

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD), in partnership with Urban Systems, is undertaking a planning process to develop general land use planning bylaws for Electoral Area A and Electoral Area C. The project will culminate with the preparation of two distinct general land use plans with land use planning designations and policy for each Electoral Area, as well as basic zoning regulations to support these designations.

A vital step in this process is engaging with local communities in each Electoral Area to identify the level of land use regulation that is required and/or desired in each community. In order to determine the level of interest in having greater land use regulation in the area, residents will be consulted to determine whether or not the status quo is acceptable and if greater regulation is required and/or desired. Additionally, consultation with local First Nations communities in the study area will be undertaken to ensure land use policy is consistent throughout the study area.

PlaceSpeak

As part of its engagement efforts, the SQCRD and Urban Systems are using an online platform, PlaceSpeak, to allow for focused discussion forums, sharing of information and resources and continual updates on project status. You can help inform the process by logging in and posting your ideas in the discussion threads! PlaceSpeak Click Here.

Should you have any questions, or wish to provide comment on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the office of the SQCRD.

Community Survey

The SQCRD is interested in hearing your input with regard to the Electoral Areas A and C Land Use Planning project and the vision you have for your community. Please take a moment to complete a short community survey to help us better understand the needs of your community. The community survey will be open until June 30, 2016 and those who complete it will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 gift cards!

Engagement

The first phase of the project will involve community meetings in each community to provide residents with an opportunity to review and comment on the technical information and mapping, as well as introduce the benefits of basic land use planning. During this process, the SQCRD anticipates that community members will identify issues related to transportation, servicing standards, land use regulation, rural development, environmental protection and other key items. The community meetings will collect feedback through participant input, community questionnaires and an online survey.

The following dates have been selected for various consultation meetings:

Meeting Date Time Location
First Nations Consultation May 10, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Prince Rupert, B.C.
344 2nd Avenue West
Coastal Business Resource Centre Boardroom

Government Agency Consultation May 11, 2016 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Prince Rupert, B.C.
353 5th Street
Northwest Community College Room 155

Dodge Cove Community Consultation May 24, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Dodge Cove Community Centre

Oona River Community Consultation May 25, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Oona River Community Hall

Prince Rupert Community Consultation May 26, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Prince Rupert, B.C.
353 5th Street
Northwest Community College Room 154


Land Use Plan in a Week Engagement Process

The Land Use Plan in a Week process is a unique form of intensive community consultation designed specifically for land use plans. This consultation method focuses on providing in-depth community engagement through an intensive week of involved community planning activities couple with online discussion, to provide continuous feedback from residents and community leaders throughout the project.

To initiate the Land Use Plan in a Week component of the project, Urban Systems will conduct full day workshops in both Oona River and Dodge Cove. After the two community workshops, Urban Systems will setup a temporary space at its Prince Rupert office location (Coastal Business Resource Centre) to carry out a consistent and in-depth land use planning and engagement process for the remainder of the week. This component will be carried out alongside the project website and online platform to collect feedback from the broader community and encourage ongoing participation after the Land Use Plan in a Week has been completed.

This intensive week will conclude with a partially completed draft General Land Use Planning Bylaws for Electoral Areas A and C.

The following dates have been selected for the Land Use Plan in a Week engagement process:

Meeting Date Time Location
Land Use Plan in a Week: Dodge Cove June 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dodge Cove Community Centre

Land Use Plan in a Week: Oona River June 8, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oona River Community Hall

Land Use Plan in a Week: Prince Rupert June 9, 2016 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Prince Rupert, B.C.
353 5th Street
Northwest Community College Room 154

Land Use Plan in a Week: Prince Rupert June 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Prince Rupert, B.C.
353 5th Street
Northwest Community College Room 154