Notice of Regional Growth Strategy Amendment

Intent to Consider First Reading
Electoral Area H

The Board of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) intends to consider first reading of a bylaw to amend the RDN Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw 1615, 2011 at its regular meeting to be held:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 pm
The Regional District of Nanaimo - Board Chambers
6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC
Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Amendment Bylaw No. 1615.02, 2018 makes several minor changes to the RGS that apply to Electoral Area H only, resulting from a review of the Official Community Plan (OCP) for this area.

What is the Regional Growth Strategy Amendment About?

In general terms, the RGS amendments resulting from the Electoral Area H OCP review are as follows:
  • to clarify ability for shared servicing for developments supported by RGS Policy 5.13 ("alternative forms of rural development") in Electoral Area H;
  • to amend the boundary of the Bowser Village Centre by re-designating one parcel from the Future Use Area to the Village Centre and realigning the eastern boundary to follow property lines instead of Thames Creek in order to match the Bowser Village Sanitary Sewer Service Area; and,
  • to change the designation of one parcel containing addresses 850, 860 and 870 Spider Lake Road from Resource Lands and Open Space to Rural Residential to reflect its removal from the Agricultural Land Reserve prior to the OCP review.

Where can I get more information?

A copy of the Amendment Bylaw and other relevant documents may be reviewed during regular business hours at the Planning Department Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with extended business hours until 5:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Further information can also be found at the following:

250-390-6510; 1-877-607-4111