Official Community Plan Review

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Project Overview

The Village launched the review of Cumberland's Official Community Plan (OCP) with a Plan your Community Street event in May 2023. Over 175 participants shared their long-term vision and goals for the Village and identified hot topics for further discussion (see the Phase 1 Public Engagement Report).

Project Update

Committee work

Over the past fall and this winter, Village planning staff have been working with Council Committees to review OCP policies connected to the Committees' mandates, including accessibility, social inclusion and equity, heritage protection, and housing. In addition, the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) has developed criteria to evaluate where future growth should go.

The work of these Committees and the APC will contribute to developing ideas, policy options, and growth scenarios for discussion with the public during the next round of public engagement.

Climate action planning

Work on climate action planning, a key component of the OCP review, started in November. Two public engagement events on goals, reduction target and climate actions were held in early February. Visit the Climate Action Plan project page for more information.

Data collection and mapping analysis

The Village is fortunate to be the recipient of provincial grant funding to assist in data collection and mapping analysis of housing diversity, transportation options, proximity to daily needs of residential areas and cost of infrastructure servicing in Cumberland. Work on this started in January 2024.

Public engagement

In addition to the public engagement undertaken as part of the climate action planning this February, public engagement on all OCP policy areas is planned for the spring. Dates will be announced on this site and through various community news channels, including social media, radio, newspaper and newsletters, and posters.

Why is the OCP important for Cumberland?

The OCP lays out the long-term vision to guide growth and change in the community over the next 10 years and beyond. The OCP also sets priorities for housing, climate change, economic development, transportation and mobility, infrastructure, heritage protection, arts and culture, food systems, parks and recreation, environmental protection and overall community well-being.

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Project Overview

The Village launched the review of Cumberland's Official Community Plan (OCP) with a Plan your Community Street event in May 2023. Over 175 participants shared their long-term vision and goals for the Village and identified hot topics for further discussion (see the Phase 1 Public Engagement Report).

Project Update

Committee work

Over the past fall and this winter, Village planning staff have been working with Council Committees to review OCP policies connected to the Committees' mandates, including accessibility, social inclusion and equity, heritage protection, and housing. In addition, the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) has developed criteria to evaluate where future growth should go.

The work of these Committees and the APC will contribute to developing ideas, policy options, and growth scenarios for discussion with the public during the next round of public engagement.

Climate action planning

Work on climate action planning, a key component of the OCP review, started in November. Two public engagement events on goals, reduction target and climate actions were held in early February. Visit the Climate Action Plan project page for more information.

Data collection and mapping analysis

The Village is fortunate to be the recipient of provincial grant funding to assist in data collection and mapping analysis of housing diversity, transportation options, proximity to daily needs of residential areas and cost of infrastructure servicing in Cumberland. Work on this started in January 2024.

Public engagement

In addition to the public engagement undertaken as part of the climate action planning this February, public engagement on all OCP policy areas is planned for the spring. Dates will be announced on this site and through various community news channels, including social media, radio, newspaper and newsletters, and posters.

Why is the OCP important for Cumberland?

The OCP lays out the long-term vision to guide growth and change in the community over the next 10 years and beyond. The OCP also sets priorities for housing, climate change, economic development, transportation and mobility, infrastructure, heritage protection, arts and culture, food systems, parks and recreation, environmental protection and overall community well-being.

Stay Informed!

Subscribe to receive email news about the OCP Review under the "Stay Informed" widget to the right.

  • OCP review update report presented to Council

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    Planning staff presented a report to Council on October 16, 2023 to update Council on the OCP review. Staff reported additional funding received towards the OCP review project and the process of bringing a consulting team on board. The report presented an updated process and timeline.

  • Phase 1 Public Engagement Report available

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    The input received during this spring's in-person and online public engagement has been compiled and is available in the Phase 1 Public Engagement Report. Based on the input, the Report identifies vision statements and goals for the new OCP. It also summarizes the topics residents raised for possible discussion during the next public engagement phase.

    Village staff is now working to compile and analyze data to inform the next round of discussions with the public. This will include demographic data, growth projections, green house gas emissions within the Village, and more. Discussions during Phase 2 engagement will include topics such as housing, heritage protection, climate action, economic development, parks and recreation and municipal infrastructure.

Page last updated: 13 Feb 2024, 11:53 AM