Public hearing to be held for Electoral Area H OCP bylaw

Residents can get chance to air views and concerns on Dec. 6

The Electoral Area H community will get a chance to air its views and concerns on the amended Official Community Plan at a public hearing to be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Community Hall.

An Official Community Plan is a document that includes objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the the area covered by the plan.

The Electoral Area H Official Community Plan region includes the unincorporated areas commonly known as Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay, Dunsmuir, Horne Lake and Spider Lake.

The Official Community Plan bylaw includes a main policy document that applies to the entire area, as well as the Bowser Village Centre Plan, which applies only to the village centre itself.

Amendment Bylaw 1335.06 replaces the main policy document with a new, revised version and amends the Bowser Village Centre Plan by adding or revising several policies and replacing the Development Permit Area text.

A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant documents may be inspected at the hearing or prior to the hearing at the Regional District of Nanaimo office located at 6300 Hammond Bay Rd., Nanaimo.

The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with extended business hours until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The public hearing for this bylaw will be chaired by Director Bill Veenhof or his alternate as a delegate of the board. The Lighthouse Community Hall is located at 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay.

All persons who consider their interest in their property to be affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by written submission at the public hearing.

Written submissions can also be submitted in advance of the public hearing and must be received at the RDN office by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, to ensure their inclusion in the public record.

To submit, email planning@rdn.bc.ca.

— Submitted by RDN

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