The Community Planning section undertakes research, special projects and reports on the direction Maple Ridge is taking as set out in the Official Community Plan. In the area of development application management, staff work with a file manager from the Development and Environmental services group in the preparation of development cases. Community Planners also provide the policy direction and research capabilities for the department and provide support to the Community Heritage Commission
and the Agricultural Advisory Committee
Zoning & Community Policy
This section is responsible for Zoning and Official Community Plan policy review and development as well as professional support and advice to Council, committees of Council, members of the public, community groups, community agencies and independent consultants. Technical assistance is provided to other departments as well as brochure development. Community Planning is involved in the creation and review of the Official Community Plan, neighbourhood plans, the review of bylaws related to development and participate in Greater Vancouver Regional District committees as needed.