The Cowichan Valley Regional District is doing consultations on the new official community plan. (File photo)

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CVRD to hold open houses on OCP for electoral areas

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is modernizing the Official Community Plan for its nine electoral areas and is holding a series of open houses to gather public input.

The OCP sets out a vision for the electoral areas over the next five to 10 years consistent with Cowichan 2050.

The Cowichan 2050 Regional Collaboration Framework was initiated by the CVRD in 2017.

In part, the project grew out of the CVRD’s 2016 Corporate Strategic Plan, which identified a need for a regional planning strategy or framework to support more sustainable and coordinated growth and development in the region.

In 2021, the CVRD harmonized seven official community plans into one OCP for the electoral areas.

The harmonized OCP allows the CVRD to address regional issues holistically and plan more efficiently.

• An open house for residents in electoral areas A, B and C will be held at the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a presentation at 2 p.m.

• An open house for residents in electoral area G will be held at the Saltair Community Centre on Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m.

• An open house for electoral areas D and E will be held at the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a presentation at 2 p.m.

• An open house for residents in electoral area H will be held at North Oyster Community Hall on Feb. 24 from

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m.

• An open house for electoral areas F and I will be held at the Honeymoon Bay Community Hall on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a presentation at 2 p.m.

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