Visioning and Official Community Plan

Frequently asked questions - January 5, 2021.
Development Permit for the Holland Creek Crossing.
Holland Creek Easement Agreement

Our community continues to grow and welcome new residents.

Developer Lamont Land Ltd., is starting construction of a bridge crossing at Colonia Drive in order to access a land parcel it owns within the Holland Creek Local Area Plan (HCLAP).

The HCLAP, which forms part of the Town's Official Community Plan, outlines planning, design principles, land use, transportation and servicing policies for this 360 acre area, more than a third of which is preserved as trail and parkland. 

The bridge crossing at Colonia Drive will eventually form part of a future collector road through this predominantly residential neighbourhood near the centre of town. The parcel owned by Lamont Land is currently zoned Single Dwelling Residential (R-1).

Lamont Land anticipates construction starting later in January 2021 and has set a tentative completion date of April 2021.

The Town is not involved in any of the site preparation work or the actual construction of the crossing.

However, we do understand and can appreciate that community members will have additional questions regarding this project.

The Town will keep you informed of the progress of the bridge crossing, as well as notify you of any temporary closures of the Holland Creek Trail during construction, through this webpage. 

Trail closures will also be posted on our social media accounts. 

Trail Closure Notice - January 6-8

The south side of the Holland Creek Trail will be closed January 6-8 as a developer begins work related to the building of the Colonia Drive crossing.

The trail closure is in effect from the Dogwood Drive trailhead to the Water Filtration Plant. During this period, the public can still access the north side of the trail and connector to Heart Lake and Stocking Lake.
Closure notices are being posted at all trailheads. We thank you for your patience.

Community Vision Report

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Holland Creek

Official Community Plan (OCP)

The Official Community Plan sets policy direction and reflects community aspirations and goals. It provides a foundation for decision making through statements of objectives and policies. The Plan provides a degree of certainty about what future development may be permitted in the community, addressing appropriateness and scale, and guiding business and development toward appropriate locations.

The Official Community Plan Bylaw 2003, No. 1488 includes the following documents:

Schedule A - Official Community Plan Map 1 - Land Use
Schedule A.1 - Development Permit Areas Guidelines Map 2 - Development Permit Areas
Schedule B - Waterfront Area Plan Map 3 - Transportation
Schedule C - Holland Creek Local Area Plan Bylaw 1488 Official Community Plan (OCP)
Schedule D - South Ladysmith Area Plan  
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