Kamplan Advisory Committee ready to tackle the Official Community Plan

KAMLOOPS – In late December, an Advisory Committee tasked with representing the community on the Review and Update of KAMPLAN 2004 was established.

This two-year planning process will review existing land use patterns and the progression of KAMPLAN throughout the years to ensure future growth can be accommodated, considering the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. The committee will also ensure KAMPLAN is consistent with other policies adopted since the last update to KAMPLAN in 2004, and review and consider community issues identified through technical work, recent community surveys and upcoming public consultation opportunities.

The advisory committee consists of four public members, including one member under the age of 25, and representation from several agencies including: the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Interior, Kamloops Natural Areas Advisory Committee, the Social Planning Council and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. The committee also includes two City councilors and City staff. The committee will begin meeting in early 2014, and will continue until the KAMPLAN Review and Update is complete and adopted by Council, which is anticipated to be in late 2015 or early 2016.

There will be multiple opportunities for public input throughout the process, which will be advertised on the City website at www.kamloops.ca/kamplan, as well as through traditional media sources. In addition, general comments and questions are welcome at any time by contacting kamplan@kamloops.ca or 250-828-3568.

Individuals in the community that would like to be kept abreast of progress on the KAMPLAN Review & Update directly can sign up to receive periodic email updates on progress and public engagement opportunities. Email kamplan@kamloops.ca or call 250-828-3568 to be added to the list.

For more information on KAMPLAN and the review/update process, visit: www.kamloops.ca/kamplan.

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