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NORTH CRUMPIT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - PLANNING PROCESS

On this website you will find up-to-date information about Diamond Head Land Company’s Official Community Plan Amendment Application. The application is to facilitate the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the area referred to as North Crumpit.

 PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

Two Public Information Meetings occurred on October 13, 2021. In case you missed the meetings, visit our Engagement Page to review a recording of the presentation, download a PDF package of the presentation material, and review our fly-through videos. 

Once you've had the opportunity to review the material, please fill out a feedback form below by October 27, 2021.

You can also share your thoughts at any time by emailing connect@northcrumpit.com or by creating a new post on our live comments page.

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NORTH CRUMPIT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING PROCESS

Diamond Head Land Company is still in the early stages of the North Crumpit application and are working with a team of professionals to develop a package of comprehensive technical reports. Diamond Head Land Company and the District of Squamish recently agreed on a ten-step process towards developing a Neighbourhood Plan (as outlined on the graphic to the right).

 

The initial stages involved the compilation of background information for District review. The process is now moving into the third and fourth stages of technical reporting and initial public engagement. It is vital that there are opportunities to hear from the local community about the future land use policies and designations for the North Crumpit lands.

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THE LOCATION

North Crumpit is approximately 255 acres (103 hectares) in size, and is located north of the existing Valleycliffe Neighbourhood, east of Smoke Bluffs Park, and adjacent to two Squamish Nation land holdings.

It is essential that the Squamish Nation and Tsleil Waututh Nation have ongoing input into the Neighbourhood Plan, considering economic, cultural, historic, environmental, rights and title, and an array of other interests within the Nation’s unceded Traditional Territory.

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THE APPLICATION

Diamond Head Land Company has submitted an application to the District of Squamish for an Official Community Plan amendment to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the North Crumpit lands. The plan will be prepared in accordance with the District of Squamish’s Official Community Plan Bylaw 2500, 2017, and the final document will be become a schedule of the Official Community Plan.

An overview of the proposed North Crumpit Neighbourhood Planning Process, staff reports, and other information are outlined on the District of Squamish’s Website here.

POLICY CONTEXT

Adopted in 2018, Squamish’s Official Community Plan (OCP) establishes a clear but flexible framework to guide positive change, community growth, and public benefits throughout the District. Within the OCP, the North Crumpit Lands are designated as “Residential Neighbourhood” which is intended to accommodate residential growth for Squamish. The subject lands also fall within the Growth Management Boundary and have been identified as an area that must complete a Sub Area Plan (Neighbourhood Plan) that meets the OCPs objectives, directions, and policies.

 

Read more about the District OCP below.

WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: 

A Neighbourhood Plan is intended to align with the policies of a municipality’s Official Community Plan while providing additional details surrounding future land use, densities, public spaces, and community amenities for the area covered by the Plan. Development of a Neighbourhood Plan requires detailed technical studies, First Nations engagement, public and interest group engagement, and District of Squamish review and approval. The Neighbourhood Plan will require a statutory Public Hearing.

Public engagement is an important input that will inform the Neighbourhood Plan. The planning process has only recently commenced, and will include an extensive public engagement program. There will be many opportunities for the community to be involved in shaping the North Crumpit neighbourhood throughout various stages of the planning process. If you would like to participate or be notified of engagement opportunities, please sign up through the link below. 

WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY

From August 25 through to October 4, 597 of you provided the North Crumpit project team with responses to our survey. In that survey, you identified your priorities for the North Crumpit Neighbourhood.

 

Here is what we heard:

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GUIDING PRINCIPALS FOR NORTH CRUMPIT

To guide the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan, the North Crumpit Project Team has developed a set of principles that are informed by input from the community survey, OCP objectives, District input, and landowner aspirations.

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Work with nature to conserve ecological integrity, create a public network of parks and trails, and celebrate the natural environment.
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Live Local to foster a vibrant, economically sound community and celebrate local art and culture. 
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Live Lightly to design compact, walkable neighbourhoods, plan for alternative more sustainable modes of transportation, and employ green infrastructure.

NORTH CRUMPIT'S HISTORY

North Crumpit and the surrounding lands have undergone significant change since the 1800s.

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OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE NORTH CRUMPIT LANDS 

In addition to the guiding principles, the North Crumpit project team has been working collectively to gather information to better understand the North Crumpit Land. This includes site analysis, technical findings, opportunities and constraints mapping and development potential. Results from each of the studies completed have been complied and areas have been identified by various levels of constraints.

*Additional details about the site analysis, technical findings, and opportunities and constraints mapping are available on “Engagement Page” of this website. There you can download a PDF package of the presentation provided on October 13, 2021 which includes each of these maps.

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FEEDBACK FORM

The feedback form is available for you to provide your thoughts on the North Crumpit Neighbourhood Plan presentation findings until October 27, 2021. 

You can also share your thoughts at any time by emailing connect@northcrumpit.com or by creating a new post on our live comments page.

1. To guide the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan, the North Crumpit project team has developed a set of guiding principles that are informed by input from the community survey, OCP objectives, District input, and landowner aspirations. What are your thoughts about the three guiding principles below that have been developed?

Thanks for submitting!

*Your feedback will be compiled into a report and shared with the District of Squamish

 
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NEXT STEPS

On October 13, the project team hosted two public information meetings. If you missed these meetings or would like to review the material, please visit the Engagement Page to watch a recording of the presentation, download a copy of the presentation slides, and watch a fly through video. 

 

Community members are invited to provide their feedback on the feedback form below until October 27. Additional feedback and questions are always welcome. You can connect with the team by emailing connect@northcrumpit.com or by leaving a live comment

 

Following October 27, the project team will be reviewing your feedback and incorporating it into our studies as we move into Step 5 of the 10-step process identified above and initiate the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan options. 

 

Once the development of these plan options is complete, we will share these findings with the community.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US AT:

Disclaimer: this website has been developed by DHLC and members of the project team. It is not affiliated with  the District of Squamish. Information collected will be used to inform a Neighbourhood Plan for North Crumpit,  however, individual’s privacy will be maintained. 

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