Electoral Area H OCP

In September 2014, the Province of British Columbia approved the creation of a new Electoral Area H comprised of the Cultus Lake and Columbia Valley Areas. This area was formerly a part of Electoral Area E and within the Official Community Plan (OCP) Boundaries of Bylaw No. 1115, 2011.

From Spring through fall 2019, we are completing a minor Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment specifically for Area H, which focusses on addressing the zoning, form and character land use within the Cultus Lake South Neighbourhood Plan.

The focus of this minor OCP amendment in Area H will address outstanding land use concerns previously raised in the south Cultus area.  Area H land use is still governed within the current Area E OCP and thus consolidating the name of the OCP into Areas E and H will also be completed.

No changes to Area E are part of this OCP amendment.

Changes to the Cultus Lake South Neighbourhood Plan content in Area H may also be made during this process so that Area H amendments meet the needs of stakeholders and the public while satisfying the legislative requirements.

To obtain stakeholder and public feedback, we will be conducing stakeholder meetings, a public open house and a public hearing where you can learn more and share your thoughts. More information is outlined below. You can also submit your comments directly by emailing them to planning@fvrd.ca

Stakeholder Meetings: May through June

  • Public Open House: June 8, 2019
  • First Reading: July 23, 2019
  • Public Hearing:  August 28, 2019 
  • Second and Third Reading: Estimated in September
  • OCP Amendment Adoption: Estimated in Fall 2019

The Fraser Valley Regional District may, in future, also create a separate OCP for areas H and E. The plan would be based on content drawn from the OCP Bylaw No. 1115, 2011 as noted in the previous staff memo from 2015. Additional background information regarding Areas H and E can be reviewed in the memo (dated May 12, 2015) in the link below.

Memo - Electoral Area H Official Community Plan Creation Workplan and Consultation Strategy [PDF - 358 KB]