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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
Planning Context
Land Uses and Densities

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

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 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.

Official Community Plan from October 8, 1996 to October 20, 2014

Download the previous Official Community Plan , which was in effect from October 8, 1996 to October 20, 2014.