Community Collaboration on Sooke's OCP!

Since an Official Community Plan is a long-term guiding document, it is important that the community is involved in developing the plan. The community has  been working collaboratively to revise Sooke’s OCP since September 2020. 

We are extremely grateful for your input that has informed this document. It is currently anticipated that the formal legislative process to adopt the revised OCP will begin early in 2022.


In fall 2020,  these themes emerged from citizen visioning (phase one). This visioning will be combined with scientific data on current growth trends in our next phase of community consultation.

Phase two (winter-spring 2021) of the community conversation looked to confirm and apply the vision identified in the fall. View the Phase 2 Engagement Summary to see what we heard from the 1200+ participants.

Phase three (fall 2021) provided public with the opportunity to comment on the DRAFT OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN.  

WATCH the Draft OCP Presentation to Council, August 30, 2021:

  • Timestamps: 14:38 Introduction; 17:58 Remarks from OCP Advisory Committee; 25:00 Presentation from DIALOG, Project Consultants; 1:10:20 Discussion

Phase four looks to BYLAW ADOPTION in early 2022.


What Sooke residents are saying

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What impact will my voice have?

Your voice will inform the OCP and guide the land use and development of Sooke over the next 10 years. Land use and development impact many aspects of daily life from the types of housing available, how we get around the community and what amenities are available to enjoy, learn more

  • Feedback received during the September 14, 2021-October 17, 2021 consultation on the Draft OCP will be incorporated into a revised plan.
  • After further revisions, the OCP Advisory Committee will make a recommendation to Council to proceed with making the Draft Plan into a Bylaw.
  • The Bylaw will come before Council for the first reading (tabling or introduction) and the second reading (discussion in principle and on the content of the bylaw).
  • After the second reading, a public hearing on the bylaw (where the public can provide further feedback) will take place.
  • After the public hearing, the bylaw will proceed to the third reading (final discussion, including any changes made along the way) before adoption.

Where to get more information

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Not keen on computers? Please call us at 250.642.1634 to receive information over the phone or by mail.

2205 Otter Point Road Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2
Office Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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What community assets and amenities do you cherish in Sooke? How can land use and development be enhanced in our community?