Cedar Valley Local Area Plan

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Consultation has concluded

On November 18, 2019 Council approved the Cedar Valley Local Area Plan (CVLAP) and the Cedar Valley Engineering Plan (CVEP).

The plans are available here: CVLAP and CVEP


Background and Timeline:

  • The existing Cedar Valley Comprehensive Development Plan (CVCDP) was approved by Council in 1996.
  • The Plan is now over 20 years old and a review of the plan is needed.
  • Council’s 2016 to 2018 Strategic Plan identified the need for specific neighbourhood planning, including Cedar Valley;
  • In January 2018, Council approved the District’s Official Community Plan (OCP) after 2 years of public consultation. The OCP is the District’s primary policy document related to land use, density and building design guidelines.
  • Council directed staff to review the existing 1996 plan with the purpose of providing a renewed vision, updated objectives and policies and to coordinate the plan with engineering plans.
  • Neighbourhood Planning typically takes the form of either a “Neighbourhood Plan” or “Local Area Plan”.
    • Neighbourhood Plans are comprehensive documents where everything from servicing, road layouts, land use density and building design guidelines are discussed;
    • Local Area Plans like this one are less specific and look primarily at roads, pedestrian corridors, utility corridors and other related servicing infrastructure with less emphasis on land use.
  • The land use policies in this new plan are largely carried forward from the 1996 plan with modifications as needed.
  • This draft plan also includes new policies to address emerging issues including: clarifying policies related to commercial development, encouraging a variety of housing types, and clarity around environmental protection and the provision of parks facilities.
  • Formal Council approval process:
    1. July 25, 2019 - Council reviewed the proposed plans and scheduled a Public Hearing. The Staff report to Council, as well as the draft plans, is available in the documents section of this page, or by viewing the July 15 Council agenda, available here(External link).
    2. August 6, 2019 - A Public Hearing was held. At the Public Hearing, Council requested additional information before making a decision on the Cedar Valley Local Area Plan (CVLAP) and Cedar Valley Engineering Plan (CVEP). This includes additional information related to the topic of Protected Natural Assets, including: timelines, costs, potential staff resource implications. Staff are now preparing this information which includes correcting a few mapping errors. Once the information has been prepared, Staff will bring forward a report containing the requested information, for Council's consideration.
    3. On November 18, 2019 Council considered the additional information provide by Staff and approved the CVLAP and CVEP.

On November 18, 2019 Council approved the Cedar Valley Local Area Plan (CVLAP) and the Cedar Valley Engineering Plan (CVEP).

The plans are available here: CVLAP and CVEP


Background and Timeline:

  • The existing Cedar Valley Comprehensive Development Plan (CVCDP) was approved by Council in 1996.
  • The Plan is now over 20 years old and a review of the plan is needed.
  • Council’s 2016 to 2018 Strategic Plan identified the need for specific neighbourhood planning, including Cedar Valley;
  • In January 2018, Council approved the District’s Official Community Plan (OCP) after 2 years of public consultation. The OCP is the District’s primary policy document related to land use, density and building design guidelines.
  • Council directed staff to review the existing 1996 plan with the purpose of providing a renewed vision, updated objectives and policies and to coordinate the plan with engineering plans.
  • Neighbourhood Planning typically takes the form of either a “Neighbourhood Plan” or “Local Area Plan”.
    • Neighbourhood Plans are comprehensive documents where everything from servicing, road layouts, land use density and building design guidelines are discussed;
    • Local Area Plans like this one are less specific and look primarily at roads, pedestrian corridors, utility corridors and other related servicing infrastructure with less emphasis on land use.
  • The land use policies in this new plan are largely carried forward from the 1996 plan with modifications as needed.
  • This draft plan also includes new policies to address emerging issues including: clarifying policies related to commercial development, encouraging a variety of housing types, and clarity around environmental protection and the provision of parks facilities.
  • Formal Council approval process:
    1. July 25, 2019 - Council reviewed the proposed plans and scheduled a Public Hearing. The Staff report to Council, as well as the draft plans, is available in the documents section of this page, or by viewing the July 15 Council agenda, available here(External link).
    2. August 6, 2019 - A Public Hearing was held. At the Public Hearing, Council requested additional information before making a decision on the Cedar Valley Local Area Plan (CVLAP) and Cedar Valley Engineering Plan (CVEP). This includes additional information related to the topic of Protected Natural Assets, including: timelines, costs, potential staff resource implications. Staff are now preparing this information which includes correcting a few mapping errors. Once the information has been prepared, Staff will bring forward a report containing the requested information, for Council's consideration.
    3. On November 18, 2019 Council considered the additional information provide by Staff and approved the CVLAP and CVEP.
Consultation has concluded
  • A few days left to provide comments

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    05 Mar 2019

    There are just a few days left to share your comments on the draft Cedar Valley Local Area Plan. From neighbourhood centres & density to green spaces, parks and pathways - Get involved! Comments close Wednesday at midnight.

  • Thank You Cedar Valley!

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    21 Feb 2019

    Thank you to everyone who attended last night's Open House. We had over 50 people in attendance. It was great to talk to so many people passionate about their community.

    We heard people wanted some additional time to provide comments and ask questions; As a result, the webpage will be open for 2 weeks more.

    The Planning Department will then review and consider your feedback.

    Once we've had a chance to consider your feedback, we will provide you an update on next steps.

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  • Open House - Wednesday the 20th @ 6:00 pm

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    19 Feb 2019
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    Join staff at Albert McMahon Elementary from 6:00 - 9:00 pm to hear about the plan and share your input!

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