Integrated Official Community Plan

The following is for information purposes only. If any paragraph(s), sentence(s), clause(s) or phrase(s) found on this internet webpage is found invalid from the Bylaw referenced, the Bylaw shall take precedence and is the paramount legislation.

“The Integrated Official Community Plan (IOCP) defines what the community wants to become. The IOCP not only provides a statement of where and what land uses the community want to see in the future, it also speaks to our aspirations for the economy, our strategies for achieving growth in a responsible way, for meeting our social needs, and for building a more interesting and more vibrant community. It’s the single document that the community has to express its wishes and its program for the future.”  An IOCP is a municipal bylaw that sets the broad framework for managing development in the District of Hope. It provides objectives for different land uses anticipated to meet future needs for a 5 to 10 year period. The IOCP also sets objectives for community services and facilities.  The IOCP is the most important tool available for the District of Hope to guide physical development. It includes policies and guidelines dealing with a wide range of land use planning and development matters, and provides the framework for the Zoning Bylaw and other detailed implementation tools for municipal management.

The complete copy of “Iintegrated Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1378” is provided for information purposes only, and the District of Hope will not be responsible for its validity or completeness. Where applicable, Integrated Official Community Plan (IOCP) text amendment bylaws have been consolidated with the original bylaw. Individuals wishing to quote from or use the bylaw should consult the Corporate Services Department to ensure it is current and in force. For legal and other purposes, a certified copy of the official version may be obtained from the Corporate Service Department 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC V0X 1L0. Telephone: (604) 869-5671. 

Any inquiries regarding the general content of the OCP or to determine if a particular property would be subject to a Development Permit, a person should contact the Community Development Department at (604) 869-5671.


District of Hope Integrated Official Community Plan Bylaw No  1378 2016

IOCP Land Use & Hazard Maps