Panorama Area OCP

IMPORTANT UPDATE As the COVID-19 situation develops the RDEK is adjusting operations to enable staff to continue to work on planning projects. The anticipated timelines for project milestones and engagement opportunities will be modified to adapt to changing conditions and opportunities. Updates to the project timelines and key dates will be posted when they are known. Information on project developments and events will continue to be communicated through the Community Email Updates.

The draft Panorama Area OCP was presented on December 30th, 2019 and a public comment period was open until February 21st. During the review period, 81 responses from individuals were received. Responses were also received from 3 organized groups (Wildsight, Summit Trail Makers Society (STMS) and Panorama Subdivision Owners Association). A summary of the comment period feedback has been prepared to share what we heard.

Draft Official Community Plan Responses Summary

All of the feedback has now been considered by RDEK staff and Director Susan Clovechok. The next step in the process is to make revisions to the draft OCP in consideration of the recommendations and feedback we received. Proposed changes to the draft OCP include:

  • Secondary Suites – Revise to reflect OPTION A – Prohibited in the Resort Core as the preferred option.
  • Springs Creek Subarea Residential Policies – Remove polices that support limited residential development in this subarea. Amendment to the land use designation of the private parcels designated Large Holdings (LH) and Residential Single Family (R-SF).
  • Recreation policies – Amend policies related to recreation and access in consideration of feedback received and in recognition of the Columbia Valley Recreation Access Management Process (CVRAMP) framework.
  • Wildlife Corridors – Include a map schedule that delineates primary and secondary wildlife corridors in relation to the plan area and amendments to background and policy to reflect the new map schedule.
  • Environmental Sensitive Area Mapping – Further consultation will be undertaken with staff at Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to discuss inclusion of additional mapping for these areas or habitat for Species at Risk. Corresponding amendments will be made to the draft to reflect the outcome of this consultation.
  • Minor amendments – Include corrections and revisions to address opportunities for inclusion of new policy recommendations or addressing issues identified within the feedback received.

Additional information on the revisions will be made available in early April when the revised draft OCP text and map schedules (amended and new) will be posted on the Engage site. A summary of the changes will be presented to identify where changes were made to the draft OCP. It is anticipated that the revised OCP will be presented to the RDEK Board of Directors at the May 1, 2020 Board meeting.

Thank you for your continued engagement in the OCP process. If you have any questions about the Panorama Area OCP process, please contact Karen Macleod at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca.

IMPORTANT UPDATE As the COVID-19 situation develops the RDEK is adjusting operations to enable staff to continue to work on planning projects. The anticipated timelines for project milestones and engagement opportunities will be modified to adapt to changing conditions and opportunities. Updates to the project timelines and key dates will be posted when they are known. Information on project developments and events will continue to be communicated through the Community Email Updates.

The draft Panorama Area OCP was presented on December 30th, 2019 and a public comment period was open until February 21st. During the review period, 81 responses from individuals were received. Responses were also received from 3 organized groups (Wildsight, Summit Trail Makers Society (STMS) and Panorama Subdivision Owners Association). A summary of the comment period feedback has been prepared to share what we heard.

Draft Official Community Plan Responses Summary

All of the feedback has now been considered by RDEK staff and Director Susan Clovechok. The next step in the process is to make revisions to the draft OCP in consideration of the recommendations and feedback we received. Proposed changes to the draft OCP include:

  • Secondary Suites – Revise to reflect OPTION A – Prohibited in the Resort Core as the preferred option.
  • Springs Creek Subarea Residential Policies – Remove polices that support limited residential development in this subarea. Amendment to the land use designation of the private parcels designated Large Holdings (LH) and Residential Single Family (R-SF).
  • Recreation policies – Amend policies related to recreation and access in consideration of feedback received and in recognition of the Columbia Valley Recreation Access Management Process (CVRAMP) framework.
  • Wildlife Corridors – Include a map schedule that delineates primary and secondary wildlife corridors in relation to the plan area and amendments to background and policy to reflect the new map schedule.
  • Environmental Sensitive Area Mapping – Further consultation will be undertaken with staff at Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to discuss inclusion of additional mapping for these areas or habitat for Species at Risk. Corresponding amendments will be made to the draft to reflect the outcome of this consultation.
  • Minor amendments – Include corrections and revisions to address opportunities for inclusion of new policy recommendations or addressing issues identified within the feedback received.

Additional information on the revisions will be made available in early April when the revised draft OCP text and map schedules (amended and new) will be posted on the Engage site. A summary of the changes will be presented to identify where changes were made to the draft OCP. It is anticipated that the revised OCP will be presented to the RDEK Board of Directors at the May 1, 2020 Board meeting.

Thank you for your continued engagement in the OCP process. If you have any questions about the Panorama Area OCP process, please contact Karen Macleod at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca.

  • CLOSED: Public comment period on review of the Draft OCP is now closed. The comments received will now be reviewed and a summary of comments received and the proposed amendments to the draft will be prepared and posted on the site by March 6th.

    Please provide your comments here on the Draft OCP. 

    Note which policy you are commenting on and any comments you have regarding the policy.  

    Deadline for comments has been extended to Friday, February 21, 2020.

    Please provide your comments here on the Draft OCP. 

    Note which policy you are commenting on and any comments you have regarding the policy.  

    Deadline for comments has been extended to Friday, February 21, 2020.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The questions within this survey are targeted questions on a variety of topics that the RDEK would like to solicit feedback on.  The questions were developed based on community input, information provided by Panorama Mountain Resort and areas of interest for the RDEK.  Survey deadline is September 2, 2019.

    The information gathered in this second round of engagement through this survey and the "Pin Drop" tool will be used to:

    • guide further discussion with the Resort, landowners and the community; and
    • assist with drafting the Official Community Plan (OCP) that will be presented for review and discussion in December.

    The questions within this survey are targeted questions on a variety of topics that the RDEK would like to solicit feedback on.  The questions were developed based on community input, information provided by Panorama Mountain Resort and areas of interest for the RDEK.  Survey deadline is September 2, 2019.

    The information gathered in this second round of engagement through this survey and the "Pin Drop" tool will be used to:

    • guide further discussion with the Resort, landowners and the community; and
    • assist with drafting the Official Community Plan (OCP) that will be presented for review and discussion in December.
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  • This survey is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.

    Thank you for participating in our Issues and Ideas Survey.  The survey closed May 30, 2019.

    Thank you for participating in our Issues and Ideas Survey.  The survey closed May 30, 2019.

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