Electoral Areas “M” & “N” Official Community Plan 2024


An Official Community Plan (OCP) is the vision a community has for its future. It contains goals and policies that will shape future land use in a way that reflects the community’s vision. These goals and policies form a framework used by the TNRD Board of Directors, Regional District staff, other agencies, and community members to guide decisions on future land use.

In March of 2024, the TNRD initiated the process to create a new OCP for Electoral Areas “M” and “N”. This work will be done in accordance with the Local Government Act which specifies the purpose, required content, and adoption procedures of an OCP Bylaw.

The current Nicola Valley OCP was adopted in March of 1996, and primarily covers areas around the City of Merritt and Lower Nicola. The new OCP will cover the entirety of Electoral Areas “M” and “N”.

Public Consultation

We invite you to share your ideas and vision for the future of your community!


Share Your Thoughts About Your Neighbourhood – Win a Prize!Our public survey is open until August 31, 2024. The survey can be taken online or on paper. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for the following prizes:

  • 3rd Prize: $50 TNRD Eco-Card
  • 2nd Prize: $75 TNRD Eco-Card
  • 1st Prize: $100 Gift Card to a local business of the winner’s choosing (in accordance with TNRD policies)

In the survey, you will be asked to provide one method of contact information (phone number or email address) to be entered into the survey, in order for the TNRD to be able to contact you if you win.

To request a paper copy of this survey, please email us at ocp@tnrd.ca or by phone at 250-377-8673 and return by mail using the address listed on the survey.

Community Meetings

Stay tuned to this page for information about community meetings that will be scheduled in the Fall of 2024.


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