What is an OCP?
- An OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the City.
- As a general rule, it is reviewed annually and completely revised every 5 to 10 years.
- Although the OCP does not commit or authorize a municipality to proceed with any project specified in the plan and does not have an immediate effect on property rights (eg. existing zoning regulations will continue to apply), the OCP can have consequences that may increase the regulatory burden of developing a property (eg. Designation of development permit areas).
- In addition, all bylaws enacted or works undertaken by Council after adoption of an OCP must be consistent with the plan.
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