Comprehensive Community Plan

Why put together a Comprehensive Community Plan?

The new Comprehensive Community Plan (also referred to as the CCP or Plan in this document) provides an agreed-on statement of how the air, lands, and water within our territory will be cared, protected, and developed into the future. The Comprehensive Community Plan will also be used by adjacent regional districts, nearby municipalities, the province, and the federal government, and private groups such as forestry companies, tourism operators, or other businesses to understand the land use directions of the K'omoks First Nation. In summary, the Comprehensive Community Plan:

  • Assists Chief, Council and our members in evaluating proposed developments to ensure that they are consistent with the vision and objectives of our members as expressed in this plan; ? Provides direction on growth over the next 10-15 years; ? Is a tool to help guide our decisions now and in the future to develop and protect our lands in a way that reflects our environmental, spiritual, social and economic values
  • Reflects our decisions about what types of uses we want to allow on our lands and where we want to allow them.
  • Sets out an Implementation Strategy to ensure that the directions set out by the Plan are achieved.  The K'omoks First Nation Comprehensive Community Plan covers a broad spectrum of topics: the use of resource lands, protection of culturally-significant areas, identification of economic development zones, and plans for housing. The Plan takes a short-to mid-range view (5-15 years) on land development, land protection, and growth and change in our community.

This Comprehensive Community Plan is anticipated to be reviewed annually to ensure that there is widespread agreement on shared goals among the members of the K'omoks First Nation. Notice The Comprehensive Community Plan should not be interpreted as a final or complete statements on land use, and/or the right and title to use land within the Plan Area, nor does it limit the consideration of additional or other lands at a future date as part of separate negotiation, claim, and/or settlement processes.

By planning, we are agreeing as a community on actions we can take to strengthen and sustain the cultural, spiritual, social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our people, our air, lands and waters.