Thornhill Official Community Plan

The Regional District is nearing completion of an OCP initial draft

Thornhill's Official Community Plan (OCP), when completed, will be the over-arching policy document that serves as a guide for elected officials and administration when making a wide range of decisions. The OCP represents the community's shared 5 to 20 year vision.

Click here to find out what it's all about

Click here for the News Release May 2, 2016

Click here for our OCP Events Brochure (events are now completed)

"What do we want our community to be in the future?"

"How are we going to get there?" 



Next Steps

An initial draft of the Thornhill OCP is close to completion, thank-you to those who participated in OCP Week and through our online survey!

The draft OCP will go to the Thornhill Advisory Planning Commission, various Agencies, First Nations and be available for public comment before finalization and submission to the Regional District Board. There will be a public consultation session during this review period. It is estimated that the Regional District Board will have a reading of the Official Community Plan in Spring 2017. If proceeding, a second reading will be held prior to a public hearing. The public hearing provides further public consultation on the Official Community Plan. Once the public hearing is complete, the Board will determine if the OCP needs to be revised and brought back to the public for an additional hearing or if the OCP can proceed to third reading and adoption. Once the public hearing (and additional hearings, if needed) are complete, public comment cannot be received on the OCP.

Check back to this page for updates and to view the draft OCP once ready. Find us on Facebook by searching ‘Thornhill OCP’. Regional District Planners are also available via telephone, in person at the Regional District Office or by email between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.


A community survey was created in order to gain input from residents during the OCP process. The survey has now closed, thank-you for your valuable input!