Burns Lake Rural and Francois Lake (North Shore) Official Community Plan Review
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is in the process of reviewing the Burns Lake Rural and Francois Lake (North Shore) Rural Official Community Plan (the Plan). The Plan area extends from Sheraton to Broman Lake, up to Babine Lake and down to the north shore of Francois Lake. The Plan sets out the community vision for the Plan area, and contains statements of goals and objectives identified in consultation with the community to guide future growth and development. The review process started in January 2016 and has included consultation with First Nations, community groups, government agencies and the public. Four open houses have been held in the area to solicit input on the Plan.
The formal approval process has now started with the Plan (Bylaw 1785, 2017) receiving first and second reading by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Board of Directors on January 26th, 2017. Next in the process is the public hearing scheduled for February 16, 2017, followed by Board consideration of third reading, and then consideration of adoption of the OCP bylaw.
A copy of the Burns Lake Rural and Francois Lake (North Shore) Rural OCP can be found below. Paper copies of the OCP and associated maps can also be viewed at the Regional District office in Burns Lake.
- Area B & E OCP Schedule A of Bylaw 1785, 2016
- Land Use Map 1 of 2
- Land Use Map 2 of 2
- Ecological and Wildlife Values Map
As part of the process the Regional District also undertook a survey to obtain public input regarding land use planning issues in the area. To date 89 surveys have been filled out by area residents. Below two sets of results have been provided, one includes the results from rural residents only and the other set includes both rural and Village residents.
- Rural survey responses
- All survey responses