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Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Process

An amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy must follow the requirements specified in Part 25 of the Local Government Act. The process diagram shows the different steps involved in an RGS amendment.

Process Timeline

(Most Recent Activities First)

Date Event
October 22, 2013 The Board adopted the following motions at its October 22, 2013 regular meeting:

Status Update - Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Application No. PL2011-060 - Baynes Sound Investment Ltd. - Electoral Area 'H'.

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Lefebvre, that support for a review of Application No. PL2011-060 be withdrawn and the application not be allowed to proceed through the process to amend the Regional Growth Strategy and Area 'H' Official Community Plan.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Lefebvre, that staff be directed to discuss options with the applicant about developing the site consistent with Regional Growth Strategy and Official Community Plan direction.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Lefebvre, that staff be directed to work with Vancouver Island University to explore creative alternatives that support the objectives of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. This includes working with Island Corridor Foundation, Vancouver Island University, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the applicant to improve access to the Deep Bay Marine Field Station.

CARRIED
August 27, 2013 The Board adopted the following motions at its August 27, 2013 regular meeting:

Status Update RGS and OCP Amendment Application No. PL2011-060 - Baynes Sound Investments

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Lefebvre, that the Board not proceed with public consultation for Application No. PL2011-060 at this time and that should the process proceed, a new Consultation Plan with revised timelines be considered for approval.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Lefebvre, that a deadline of September 19, 2013, be established for receipt of all required information to the satisfaction of the RDN for Application No. PL2011-060.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Houle, that the Applicant be advised that failure to provide all required information to the satisfaction of the RDN by September 19, 2013, will result in the Board reconsidering the application.

CARRIED

Read the staff report dated August 15, 2013

July 23, 2013 The Board adopted the following motions at its July 23, 2013 regular meeting:

Consultation Plan - RGS Amendment PL2011-060 - Baynes Sound Investments Ltd.

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Houle, that the Consultation Plan in Attachment '1' of the staff report, be received.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Houle, that staff be directed to proceed with implementing the Consultation Plan in Attachment `1' of the staff report.

CARRIED

Read the staff report dated June 26, 2013 and attached Consultation Plan

April 23, 2013 The Board adopted the following motion at its April 23, 2013 regular meeting:

Reconsideration of RGS and OCP Amendment Application No. PL2011-060 - Baynes Sound Investments - Electoral Area 'H'.

MOVED Director Veenhof, SECONDED Director Van Eynde, that the Electoral Area Planning Committee support a review of the application of the Baynes Sound Investments for a new Rural Village Centre at Deep Bay and that the application proceed through the process to amend the Electoral Area 'H' Official Community Plan and the Regional Growth Strategy.

Read the staff report dated April 17, 2013.

CARRIED
April 16, 2013
April 9, 2013
The application was presented to the April 9, 2013 Electoral Area Planning Committee and April 16, 2013 Sustainability Select Committee. Both Committees recommended that the Board support a review of the application and allow it to proceed through a process to amend the Area 'H' OCP and the Regional Growth Strategy.

Read the staff report dated March 27, 2013.

February 21, 2012 - March 26, 2013 A Rural Village Centres Study was initiated on February 21, 2012 and was received by the Board on March 26, 2013.
November 22, 2011 Adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy following a review process initiated in 2007.
October 4, 2011 In response to the staff report dated August 31, 2011, the Board adopted the following motions:

OCP Amendment Application No. PL2011-060 - Baynes Sound Investments - Area 'H'.

MOVED Director Bartram, SECONDED Director Holme, that the applications to amend the Regional Growth Strategy and the Electoral Area 'H' Official Community Plan be held in abeyance until after the Village Centre Study has been completed.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Bartram, SECONDED Director Burnett, that the proposal for creation of a new village centre in Deep Bay be considered in the Village Centre Study.

CARRIED

MOVED Director Bartram, SECONDED Director Holdom, that staff investigate establishing a fee for requested changes to the Regional Growth Strategy.

CARRIED
April - August, 2011 Staff reviewed the application submission and presented a report to the Board at its October 4, 2011 meeting.
April 18, 2011 An application to amend the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and the Electoral Area 'H Official Community Plan was received on April 18, 2011.