The Shirley/Jordan River Citizens' Committee has completed its review of the Official Community Plan (OCP) draft.

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered proposed Bylaw No. 4001, “Official Community Plan for Shirley – Jordan River, Bylaw No. 1, 2016", which will repeal and replace the existing Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plan, Bylaw No. 3717, at its April 19, 2016 meeting. At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4001 be referred to agencies and to the Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission, the Juan de Fuca Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Planning Commission.

Proposed Bylaw No. 4001 was considered by the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Planning Commission on April 26, 2016 and by the Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission May 9, 2016.

The Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission considered Bylaw No. 4001 at its meeting of May 4, 2016 and June 1, 2016.

The LUC reviewed proposed Bylaw No. 4001 at its July 19, 2016 meeting. The bylaw was put on hold pending review of the Regional Growth Strategy.

The LUC reconsidered proposed Bylaw No. 4001 at their meeting of April 17, 2018 and recommend giving first and second reading and proceeding to public hearing. The CRD Board supported this recommendation at their May 9, 2018 meeting.

Visit Planning Services - Hot Topics for information on the current status of Bylaw No. 4001.

The existing Official Community Plan for Shirley/Jordan River is Bylaw No. 3717.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Iain Lawrence, Manager, Local Area Planning, or call 250.642.8104.

Background Information

How will the OCP review proceed?

The OCP review will be undertaken in two phases: Phase 1 - OCP Review and Update and Phase2‑OCP Bylaw Preparation and Adoption. Details are noted within the Terms of Reference.

Phase 1 will be undertaken with an appointed Citizens’ Committee. The Committee is to represent the community’s interests in reviewing and updating the OCP, assisting with the development and implementation of a public consultation program and recommending a draft OCP to the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee for consideration in the CRD OCP bylaw adoption process. This phase is based upon a thorough review and assessment of the existing OCP with community consultation to determine which elements of the existing OCP should be retained, identify any deficiencies and develop new policies to be incorporated. This work involves the review of background information, issue identification and policy review and development as well undertaking a Sensitive Environmental Inventory.

Phase 2 consultation will be undertaken in accordance with the LGA and conform to the OCP amendment process as outlined in the Juan de Fuca Land Use Development Procedures Bylaw, Bylaw No. 3110.

How will the community be involved?

A Consultation Plan has been prepared which will guide the public and stakeholder participation in the review process. The community and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and participate in the Citizens’ Committee meetings. In addition, the public is encouraged to join the email group managed by JDF Planning to be advised of upcoming meetings and events related to the OCP review. All materials reviewed at the Committee will be posted on the website for review. Special public events to review the status of the OCP review process and proposed OCP amendments will be scheduled and advertised.

Citizens' Committee Appointed

Director Hicks has appointed the following residents of Shirley/Jordan River to the Citizen's Committee:
  • Dominique Bernardet
  • Claire Denesovych
  • Sonja de Wit
  • Wayne Jackaman
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Pascale Knoglinger
  • Frank Limshue
  • Brenda Mark
  • Fiona McDannold
  • Ronald Ramsay

Meeting/Event Materials

Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plan Review Open House

On Saturday, May 9, there will be an open house at the Shirley Community Hall from 11am - 3pm so you can view and make comments on the draft Official Community Plan (OCP) for Shirley/Jordan River.

  • View a draft of the updated OCP
  • See maps and displays
  • Talk to staff
  • Provide your comments
  • Refreshments available

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 11am - 3pm
Place: Shirley Community Hall
2795 Sheringham Point Road, Shirley, BC

The formal review process will begin in the near future with additional public input opportunities.

April 22, 2015 Citizens' Committee Meeting

December 10, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

November 29, 2014 Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plan Review Workshop

November 19, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

November 1, 2014 Official Community Plan Review Open House - Jordan River

September 24, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting (continued on October 1, 2014)

June 25, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

June 11, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

May 28, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

April 23, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

April 9, 2014 Review of Draft Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

March 26, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

January 26, 2014 Open House & Community Mapping Event

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, over 50 people attended the first in a series of Open Houses that will be part of the public consultation process for the Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plan Review. Copies of the story boards displayed at the event can be found below. To learn more about these events, to add your e-mail to our contact list or to submit comments as part of the OCP Review process, please contact the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Services Office by email or calling Tracy Olsen at 250.642.8107.

January 22, 2014 Citizens' Committee Meeting

December 4, 2013 Citizens' Committee Meeting

November 20, 2013 Citizens' Committee Meeting