Community Survey

This questionnaire is part of the Electoral Area D Community Land Use Planning Conversations, which will be used by the Regional District to better understand different community’s needs and their level of desire for land use planning. Area D has 24 unincorporated communities with different levels of development – currently only Ainsworth has zoning.

In 2020, the RDCK Board passed a resolution brought forward by Local Area Director Aimee Watson to host events to allow residents to ask questions and find out the regulations applicable with land use planning tools such as zoning. This was in response to receiving interest from Area D residents in exploring land use regulations as a way to address community concerns around land use, growth and increased development. With communities expressing increasing pressures, this is a good time to ask if land use planning is a tool communities would like or not. To ascertain where, what and if, we must engage the whole of Area D, not just the communities who are interested in land use regulation.

Community conversations were held remotely in March and April 2021 with members of different communities. As a follow up Director Watson and the Area D Advisory Planning Commission requested this questionnaire to ensure everyone including those that did not attend these meetings could provide their feedback.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect your ideas to:
a.) Hear from you about what is important to your community, the issues you may be experiencing, and the issues that you want to avoid in the future; and,
b.) Understand if there is interest from different communities to explore land use planning as a tool to address community concerns or not.

All the information gathered will be anonymous. If you do not wish to answer a question, you can skip it, and you may stop at any time. We deeply appreciate you sharing your feedback.

Please submit your response before July 14, 2021.

For further information please visit our project website

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact:

Dana Hawkins, Planner
tel: 250-352-8153