CRD endorses Williams Lake fringe area OCP

The Cariboo Regional District’s new Williams Lake Fringe Official Community Plan was adopted during the board’s regular meeting Friday.

  • Oct. 9, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Cariboo Regional District’s new Williams Lake Fringe Official Community Plan was adopted during the board’s regular meeting Friday and is now in effect.

Development of the fringe area official plan has been a collaborative process, including area residents, the City of Williams Lake, the Williams Lake Indian Band, provincial agencies and other key stakeholders as vital contributors.

This is the first official community plan for the Williams Lake fringe communities and outlines the Regional District’s long-term vision for the affected area.

The plan serves to balance the social, environmental, and economic needs of the specified area.

This plan has some new tools to implement the overall vision which includes wildfire probability, Temporary Permits and Development Permit Areas (DPA).

Temporary Permits may now be considered for uses of a limited duration in specific areas of the Williams Lake fringe area.

Development Permit Areas include: aquatic habitat development.