The purpose of this page was to provide responses to questions raised during the Village Planning Process to provide some context for people who may not be familiar with the project.
While the Official Community Plan identified the three village centres of Dunsmuir, Qualicum Bay and Bowser, and provided some guidance for these areas, the Advisory Committee for the project recommended that the focus for the planning process should be the Bowser Village Centre. The Advisory Committee acknowledged that the other village centres should be addressed at a later date.
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At an open house during the Village Planning process, people were asked to share their definitions of different words, including "village centres". Here is what folks had to say:
A "Village Centre" is...
The community was asked in June 2008, whether there should be a set of sustainability principles to help guide the project, and whether it made sense to use the RDN documents as a basis for developing those principles. The response was mostly favourable.
One of the first steps in the project was to work together to think about sustainability, and what it means to Area 'H' citizens, and together to identify a number of sustainability principles that can help guide the approach to the Village Planning project.