Housekeeping OCP Amendments for Areas A and H

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Proposed amendments to the Electoral Area A Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Electoral Area H OCP are to complete the Development Permit and Temporary Use Permit Area Standardization project from 2018 by correcting technical errors. Correcting these technical errors will provide clarity for development applicants as was intended by the project. These changes are:



For Electoral Area A, Bylaw No. 1620.07

  • The Temporary Use Permit section is deleted from the Official Community Plan because it was previously moved to the zoning bylaw.
  • The South Wellington Light Industrial and Commercial Area is added to the Aquifers Development Permit Area (DPA) shape in Map No. 9, as it was previously omitted from the map.

For Electoral Area H, Bylaw No. 1335.08

  • For the Hazard Lands DPA and the Bowser Village Centre DPA, the applicability, exemptions and guidelines sections are deleted because they were previously moved to the zoning bylaw.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved:

  • Visit the Document Library for staff reports, the amendment bylaws, public submissions and additional background
  • Participate in the public hearing (date to be announced)
  • Be sure to Register to this page to provide your comments here
  • Send us your questions and we will provide an answer for all to see in the Q&A tab
  • We will share project updates in the What's New tab as the project moves forward
  • Want to connect with our team? See our contact info in Who's Listening


Proposed amendments to the Electoral Area A Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Electoral Area H OCP are to complete the Development Permit and Temporary Use Permit Area Standardization project from 2018 by correcting technical errors. Correcting these technical errors will provide clarity for development applicants as was intended by the project. These changes are:



For Electoral Area A, Bylaw No. 1620.07

  • The Temporary Use Permit section is deleted from the Official Community Plan because it was previously moved to the zoning bylaw.
  • The South Wellington Light Industrial and Commercial Area is added to the Aquifers Development Permit Area (DPA) shape in Map No. 9, as it was previously omitted from the map.

For Electoral Area H, Bylaw No. 1335.08

  • For the Hazard Lands DPA and the Bowser Village Centre DPA, the applicability, exemptions and guidelines sections are deleted because they were previously moved to the zoning bylaw.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved:

  • Visit the Document Library for staff reports, the amendment bylaws, public submissions and additional background
  • Participate in the public hearing (date to be announced)
  • Be sure to Register to this page to provide your comments here
  • Send us your questions and we will provide an answer for all to see in the Q&A tab
  • We will share project updates in the What's New tab as the project moves forward
  • Want to connect with our team? See our contact info in Who's Listening


Provide your Input

Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaws can be shared here in the comment box, sent by email to planning@rdn.bc.ca, by mail to 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo B.C.  V9T 6N2, or dropped off in person at the same address, in the mail slot at the main entrance. Written submissions, including names and addresses, will become part of the public record which includes posting on our website. Written submissions received before 4:00 pm the day before the public hearing will be posted to the Document Library.

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