Official Community Plan (OCP) Review
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The District of Sooke Bylaw 400, also known as the Official Community Plan is currently being revised as required by the Local Government Act. Since August of 2016, planning staff has initiated a wide range of community engagement opportunities to open discussions related to planning matters and how to best handle future growth in Sooke. A preliminary overview of results include 12 Key Directions and 3 Big Goals for Sooke.
What is the Official Community Plan?
The OCP represents the community’s vision for the future and provides a framework to guide growth and decisions about the use and management of land and resources in the District of Sooke. The OCP describes how and where residential, commercial, and other types of development will occur; guides the provision of necessary road, water, sewer, and other infrastructure; and provides policies concerning environmental, economic, community health and well-being.
Stay tuned for upcoming input opportunities!
Past Engagement events & input opportunities:
- Plan Sooke Now Newsletter ( Fall Newsletter )
- Attend the following events (refer to table below) throughout the Fall and complete your OCP Passport
- Follow us on Twitter (#PlanSookeNow)
- Enter the photo contest
- Complete the online surveys:
|Oct 1 – October 31||Drop-In Comment Station||SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips Road)||During SEAPARC Operating Hours
|October 20||Draft Vision Open House Drop-In||Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road) *||3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. †|
|October 20||as part of Talktober||Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road)||7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|November 2||Environmental Focus Group (Drop-In)||SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips Road)||2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|November 15||Social Community Focus Group (Drop-In)||SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips Road)||2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|December 1||Economy, Built-Form and Infrastructure Focus Group (Drop-In)||SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips Road)||2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|Date TBA||Draft OCP Open House||Council Chamber (2225 Otter Point Road) *||3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
*Note: change in venue from what is on OCP Passport
† Note: change in time from what is on OCP Passport
Email any questions, comments or concerns regarding the OCP to:
District of Sooke