Enderby council has approved a new official community plan.

Enderby council has approved a new official community plan.

Enderby gives green light to new planning document

On Tuesday, city council adopted a new official community plan.

Enderby has a blueprint for the future.

On Tuesday, city council adopted a new official community plan.

“It was a long process and a lot of people in the community were involved in it. It’s put together really well,” said Coun. Tundra Baird.

Mayor Howie Cyr supports the land use plan.

“It’s a road map for the future of our community,” he said.

“It creates a document on how we will move forward with development It encourages waste reduction and affordable housing.”

For Cyr, the strength of the document is largely a result of extensive community consultation.

“We had committees talking about all of these issues. It was a couple of years in the making,” he said.

“There are no motherhood statements. The focus is on specific things.”

However, not everyone is confident the OCP will assist people pursuing land use changes.

“I don’t know how useful a document is once you put all of the (provincial) ministry requirements in,” said Coun. Earl Shipmaker.

 

“It can be too cumbersome for someone outside of the system.”