Official Community Plan

ocpThe purpose of the Official Community Plan (OCP) is to provide a long term vision for the District of Ucluelet. It sets out broad objectives and policies that will guide planning and land use decisions within the District, while respecting the community's existing character. The OCP charts a growth management course that supports Ucluelet's quality of life, enhances economic prosperity and advances environmental sustainability.

The Province of British Columbia's Local Government Act provides the authority and direction for the preparation of the Official Community Plan. Once adopted as a bylaw, an Official Community Plan has a legal status that requires that all subsequent bylaws enacted and works undertaken be consistent with the plan.


Council is considering adopting an updated OCP Bylaw No. 1306, 2022.

The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to adopt a new Official Community Plan (OCP) for Ucluelet. The OCP will apply to all land within the District. An OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the District. After an OCP is adopted, all bylaws enacted and works undertaken by council must be consistent with the plan. As you might be aware, Council recently adopted an OCP, by Bylaw No. 1236, 2020. The proposed bylaw would replace the recently-adopted OCP to update certain land use designations and policy statements. Otherwise, the content is unchanged. The proposed changes are summarized in the material available for public inspection at the links below:

View OCP Bylaw No. 1306, 2022


2020 Official Community Plan

On January 25th, 2022, Council adopted the  2020 Official Community Plan.

View the 2020 Official Community Plan

Background Information

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Page updated on February 14, 2022

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