Amendments would improve human safety and decrease risk of landslides in the hazard conditions development permit area for steep slopes.
The City of Campbell River is requesting additional public input on proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan. The revisions will update the Hazard Conditions Development Permit Area (DPA) guidelines for steep slopes to improve human safety, protect property and address the landslide risk. The updates will increase clarity of the development guidelines, and ensure activity on steep slopes meets the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Guidelines for Legislated Landslide Assessments for Proposed Residential Development in B.C.
The City first asked for public feedback on the proposed amendments in November 2021, using an online survey and a virtual public meeting. Following suggestions from meeting participants, a direct mail out was then sent to nearly 1,800 properties located in the Hazard Conditions (Steep Slope) DPA to provide notice of possible changes and address frequently asked questions. An additional virtual meeting is scheduled for March 31, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This online session will address the top questions and comments that have been heard so far and provide additional opportunities for feedback.
“People in the community have told us that updates should focus on landslide risk and human safety,” said Terri Martin, environmental specialist. “We had originally suggested including additional environmental considerations, but we will not be moving forward with those updates at this time.”
Citizens interested in providing input or wanting more details can visit the City’s website. The FAQs are listed and a link allows people to search properties on an interactive map showing the Hazard Conditions (Steep Slope) DPA. A marked-up version of the DPA with all of the proposed amendments is also available.
Register online for the virtual information session on March 31 at 6 p.m.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about the proposed amendments.
Contact: Terri Martin, Environmental Specialist | 250-286-5711 | Terri.Martin@campbellriver.ca
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