What is this engagement about?
The Mountain Resorts Branch (MRB) of the Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has received a draft Formal Proposal and an application for an Interim Agreement from Zincton Farms Limited (Zincton) for the Zincton All-Seasons Resort.
The Formal Proposal is a conceptual development plan that provides more project detail including proposed mitigations for high level issues identified during the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage and details on development concepts, servicing options, market and financial capability. The Interim Agreement is a legal contract between the Province and the proponent which provides Licence of Occupation to the proponent for the purpose of entering onto the land to conduct studies, investigations, data collection activities, etc. necessary for the preparation of the Resort Master Plan and the Master Plan Review Process.
Following review and consultation, if the draft Formal Proposal is approved, the key decision before the Province is the issuance of the Interim Agreement and associated Licence of Occupation. If approved, the Interim Agreement would expire 5 years from the date of approval and sign off by the Province and Zincton would be invited to proceed to the Master Plan stage of the Resort process.
Public comments will be accepted from October 21, 2021 until November 22, 2021.
Ways to Participate
- Public comments can be submitted electronically using the Applications, Comments and Reasons for Decisions website by searching for Crown Land Number 4406015
- Comments can also be mailed to:
Mountain Resorts Branch
Attention: Barb Wheatley, Land Officer
510-175 Second Avenue
Kamloops, BC V2C 5W1
How can my contribution make a difference?
An issues tracking spreadsheet will be maintained by MRB throughout the Formal Proposal review process. This is a living document that will be used to track questions or concerns received from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and the public throughout the review period. The issues tracking spreadsheet will be shared with Zincton and updates will be made to the draft Formal Proposal to mitigate the identified issues. Provided that the issues have been resolved, the Formal Proposal will be finalized for acceptance by MRB and the statutory decision maker will determine whether the Interim Agreement application should be approved.
Details of the Engagement
Date: October 21, 2021 to November 22, 2021
Type: Online, Mail