Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake OCP

Welcome to the source for information about the Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Area Official Community Plan (OCP) Process.  The current Fairmont Hot Springs OCP was adopted in 2004 and has been amended 27 times. The Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Area OCP process will engage the community on current land use issues and result in the creation of land use policies which reflect a current vision for the future.  An updated policy framework will also promote greater certainty in land use decision making by the Regional District Board.

Open House & Comment Period

Over the fall and winter of 2016/17 we’ve been taking the information you provided us through the survey, community planning workshops, and stakeholder meetings and put together a draft Fairmont Hot Springs and Columbia Lake Area OCP. Now it’s time to share the draft OCP with you and get your feedback.

We will be hosting an Open House on April 13th from 7 to 9 pm at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort where we will hand out copies of the document, discuss parts of the plan and answer questions.

The draft OCP and map schedules are available by clicking on the following links:

If you have any questions or require clarification during your review of the draft OCP, please contact Kris Belanger at 250-489-6903 or email kbelanger@rdek.bc.ca.

We will be accepting public comments on the draft OCP until May 26, 2017. If you would like to provide specific comments about the OCP, please do so using the following link:

Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Area OCP Comment Form




The expected timeline for the Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Official Community Plan (OCP) process are outlined below:

Board Authorization October 2015
Newsletter #1 & Survey April 2016
Introductory Meetings May 18, 2016
Newsletter #2 July 2016
Visioning Workshop August 2016
OCP Drafting Fall/Winter 2016
Newsletter #3 Winter 2017
Open House Draft Presentation Spring 2017
Draft Revisions Summer 2017
Formal Bylaw Adoption Process Summer/Fall 2017



Kris Belanger RDEK Wendy Booth
Planner 19 - 24th Avenue South Director Electoral Area F
250-489-6903/1-888-478-7335 Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H8 250-345-6155
kbelanger@rdek.bc.ca info@rdek.bc.ca wndbooth@gmail.com



Last edited: Fri, June 23, 2017 - 8:43:08