Development plan south of Penticton gets update

A comprehensive update of future development plans for the area southwest of Penticton begins next month.

A comprehensive update of future development plans for the area southwest of Penticton begins next month.

Public input will be sought as the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen looks to update its official community plan for Area D-1, which includes Apex, Kaleden, St. Andrews and Twin Lakes.

“Not only does it establish policies around development and land use, it will also give direction to other plans, including capital plans, transportation strategies and the like,” Area D Director Tom Siddon said in a press release.

The newest version is expected to address changes in the area and incorporate other new plans, including the regional growth strategy.

The first round of public consultation on the update will be held Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Kaleden Elementary School.

A 12-member citizens’ committee has also been established to help guide the process.

For more information visit www.D-1update.ca.