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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

In October 2014, Surrey City Council adopted the City’s Official Community Plan. View the complete consolidated OCP document.

Individual OCP sections are also available below:

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

Development Permit Areas

DP1 – Form and Character Development Permit Area
DP2 – Hazard Lands Development Permit Area
DP3 – Sensitive Ecosystem Development Permit Area
DP4 – Farm Protection Development Permit Area

Official Community Plan Annual Performance Review

A review of the Official Community Plan is prepared annually and provides information on the effectiveness of its policies in guiding Surrey’s growth.

Each 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 Reviews

View OCP annual reviews from 2003 to 2014. A major update of the plan was approved in October 2014.

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