The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD), Development Services, invites all Whitecroft and surrounding area residents and landowners (click here for a map of the area) to a Public Information Meeting on Monday, November 9th, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Heffley Creek Community Hall (6995 Old Highway No. 5). We will provide information, take questions, and outline planning issues and proposed changes, specifically:
- Land Use Contract Agreement Bylaw 80, 1972 repeal and replacement via Zoning Bylaw 2400
- Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) boundary adjustment/ potential (small parcel) block exclusion (click here for Land Use Contract ALR Map)
- Existing duplex lots & common land vs. new! strata subdivisions (previously occupied buildings)
- Bylaw Enforcement (general discussion only)
The Whitecroft LUC (Land Use Contract Agreement Bylaw No. 80), approved by the TNRD Board of Directors in September of 1972, affects 74 properties. Since that time, the LUC has been amended on several occasions (Whitecroft Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw No. 192, 1974). See the attached Frequently Asked Questions sheet for general information on LUCs and why we propose to repeal LUC 80. Replacement zones are currently being reviewed and will be discussed at the meeting.
Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), approved by Order in Council in December of 1972, impacts about half of the 74 area properties (see green hatched area on attached map). The subdivision creating Whitecroft overlapped ALR creation, inadvertently designating these smaller residential lots as ALR. For this reason, the ALC has offered to support a block exclusion application, administered by the TNRD. What do you think?
Given the challenges resulting from how the original 1972 subdivision was established (e.g. strata conversions, LUC amendments, ALR approval, etc.), Planning Services will explain the background, legal requirements, and potential options to resolve some of the strata ownership issues.
We will also respond to any general questions you have regarding planning and land use issues.
If you cannot attend, please contact Planning Services staff with any questions at 250.377.8673, toll free at 1.877.377.8673, or by email at email@example.com.