Official Community Plan (OCP)
What is an Official Community Plan (OCP) you ask? It’s a policy tool for Council and citizens to manage change in our community. All properties within the City of Rossland are subject to the objectives and policies of the OCP.
The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a tool for Council and citizens to manage change in our community.
The OCP provides a policy framework and implementation strategy for Council by addressing issues that impact the broader community; such as housing, transportation, parks, economic development, the natural and social environment, and infrastructure.
The City of Rossland updated the Official Community Plan in October 2022. The 2022 OCP Update ‘Imagine Rossland Future Ready’ takes a 10+ year glimpse into the future of Rossland. It reflects our vision, values, and plans for change. ‘Imagine Rossland Future Ready’ OCP will help Council in making decisions on important issues.
An OCP amendment application is required when a proposed development does not conform to the land use designation of the City’s OCP. An amendment is the process of legally changing the land use designation on a property through an amending bylaw.
If your proposed project does not comply with the Official Community Plan, you will need to apply for an amendment. Amendments to the Official Community Plan must be approved by City Council and require a formal application and a Public Hearing.
All applications for an Official Community Plan amendment are made to the Planning Department and may be referred to any other applicable City departments, Provincial ministries and outside agencies, as necessary.
Contact the Planning Department to discuss potential applications requiring an amendment to the OCP.
The application form for an amendment to the OCP can be found here.