Municipalities and Regional Districts (OCP planners)
In the Bulkley Valley, the primary planning process for municipalities and regional districts is the official community plan (OCP).
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has OCPs for each of the 7 electoral areas in the regional district. Areas A and G are in the Bulkley Valley.
Download OCPs from the RDBN’s Planning Department OCP webpage
The OCP is implemented through a zoning bylaw. Download RDBN Zoning Bylaw 700 (1993) from the RDBN’s Planning Department webpage
Electoral Area ‘A’ covers the rural area surrounding Smithers and Telkwa. Smithers Telkwa Rural OCP was adopted August 23, 2007 as Bylaw 1425, 700
The Houston Topley Granisle Rural OCP 2003 is the plan for Electoral Area ‘G’ which covers the rural area surrounding Houston, Topley and Granisle.
Regional District of Kitimat – Stikine
Regional District of Kitimat – Stikine covers the Hazeltons area of the Bulkley Valley.