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Surrey Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies that guide City planning decisions.

Taking a comprehensive and long-term perspective, the Plan provides guidance for:

  • the physical structure of the City,
  • land use management,
  • industrial, commercial and residential growth,
  • transportation systems,
  • community development,
  • provision of City services and amenities,
  • agricultural land use,
  • environmental protection, and
  • enhanced social well-being.

The OCP is established under the authority of the Province of British Columbia's Local Government Act

PlanSurrey 2013: Official Community Plan

On October 20, 2014, Surrey City Council adopted the City’s Official Community Plan. The Complete Consolidated for convenience version is available here: PlanSurrey 2013: OCP  The consolidated individual OCP Sections are available here:

OCP Sections:

Table of Contents
Introduction
Planning Context
Vision
Land Uses and Densities

POLICIES
Theme A: Growth Management
Theme B: Centres, Corridors & Neighbourhoods
Theme C: Infrastructure and Facilities
Theme D: Ecosystems
Theme E: Economy
Theme F: Society and Culture

Regional Context Statement
Implementation

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AREAS
DP1 – Form and Character Development Permit Area
DP2 – Hazard Lands Development Permit Area
DP3 – Sensitive Ecosystem Development Permit Area
DP4 – Agricultural Development Permit Area

Official Community Plan Annual Performance Review

A review of the Official Community Plan is prepared annually providing information on the effectiveness of its policies in guiding Surrey’s growth.  The Performance Review provides data on land use, population, housing stock, employment, regional growth targets, urban amenities, greenways, parkland density, urban agriculture, vacancy rates, and protected heritage properties.

Previous Official Community Plan Annual Reviews

We conduct a review of the OCP on an annual basis. View the annual reviews from 2003 to 2014. A major update of the plan was approved in October 2014.