An Official Community Plan provides a long-term vision for a community, and once adopted, the OCP serves as a foundation for all policies, regulations and decisions pertaining to land use and development within the area.
This specific South Peace Fringe Area OCP covers close to 95,900 hectares and includes a significant portion of Electoral Area ‘D’, along with rural areas surrounding Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, as well as communities such as Tomslake, Tupper, Briar Ridge, Bessborough, Upper Cutbank and Arras.
Community involvement has always been a large component of the OCP process, and the PRRD is hosting two open houses to hear the general public’s voice on the issue.
February 12, 2013, an open house will be held at the Peace River Regional District’s office located in Dawson Creek. Another meeting will be held the following day, February 13, at the Tupper Community Hall.
Anyone interested in voicing their opinion or just interested in the process is encouraged to attend.
These open house meetings will attempt to cover a wide range of topics in order to receive as much useful feedback when attempting to develop the latest OCP.
Topics range from social, environmental and economic aspects, potential changes in the area, as well as the impact that would result from such changes.