Bylaws, Policies, Forms & Maps

Bylaws, Policies, Maps, & Forms

This page provides a complete list of bylaws, policies, maps & forms related to land use, siting, and development. Please note that bylaws related to construction are listed with Building and Inspection Services.

For Gabriola (Area B) please contact Islands Trust: 250-247-2063.

Development Permit Area Guidelines: For Area F, please see Zoning Bylaw 1285. For local area plan areas, please refer to the applicable OCP. For all other electoral areas, please see Zoning Bylaw 500.

Zoning Bylaws

Bylaw 500

(All Plan Areas Except: Area F and in Area E, the Lakes District and Schooner Cove plan areas)

Complete Document, Consolidated
Part 1 Administration
Part 2 Interpretation (Definitions)
Part 3 Land Use Regulations (includes General Regulations)
Part 4 Subdivision Regulations
Part 5 Development Permit Areas
Schedule 3B Off Street Parking and Loading SpacesSchedule 3C Campground Regulations and Standards
Schedule 3D Mobile Home Park Regulations and StandardsSchedule 3E Setbacks from Watercourses
Schedule 3F Landscaping Regulations and Standards
Schedule 4B Subdivision Districts
Schedule 4C-4D1 Community Water and Sewer System Standards

Bylaw 500 - 2014

(Lakes District and Schooner Cove neighbourhood plan areas only)

Complete Document, Consolidated

Bylaw 1285

(Area F only)

Complete Document, Consolidated
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Administration
Section 2 - General Regulations
Section 3 - Establishment of Zones
Section 4 - Zones
Section 5 - Definitions
Section 6 - Subdivision Regulations
Section 7 - Development Permit Areas

Official Community Plan Bylaws

Area A

Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point, South Wellington

Bylaw 1620, 2011
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Definitions
Section 2 - Introduction
Section 3 - Vision, Principles, and Goals
Section 4 - Protecting the Natural Environment
Section 5 - Creating and Local Food System
Section 6 - Creating Complete Communities
Section 7 - Protecting Rural Integrity and Functioning Rural Landscapes
Section 8 - Creating a Vibrant and Sustainable Economy
Section 9 - Supporting a Multi-modal Transportation and Mobility System
Section 10 - Enhancing and Maintaining Park Land, Green Space, Natural Areas, Recreational Opportunities, and Culture
Section 11 - Institutional Uses and Improving Servicing Efficiency
Section 12 - Development Permit Areas
Section 13 - Cooperation Among Jurisdictions
Section 14 - Development Amenities
Appendix - 1 to 3
Map 1 - Environmentally Sensitive Features and Natural Hazard Areas
Map 2 - Aquifer Vulnerability
Map 3 - Land Use Designations and Growth Containment Boundaries
Map 4 - Parkland, Greenspace, Natural Areas, Crown Land, Institutional, Schools, and Cultural Facilities
Map 5 - Water Service Planning Area
Map 6 - Community Sewer Servicing Area
Map 7 - Features that Support the Economy
Map 8 - Active Transportation, Mobility Options, Road Network Plan, and Sand/Gravel Pit/Rock Quarry
Map 9 - Development Permit Areas for the Protection of the Natural Environment
Map 10 - Development Permit Areas for the Purpose of Form and Character and Protecting Farm Land
Schedule B - Cedar Main Street Village Plan
Map 1 - Illustration of Select Design Ideas
Map 2 - Land Use Designations
Map 3 - Parks, Trails and Transportation
Map 4 - Development Permit Areas

Area C - ABCB

Arrowsmith, Benson, Cranberry Bright

Bylaw No. 1148, 1999
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Introduction
Goal 1 - Contain Urban Sprawl
Goal 2 - Create Complete Communities
Goal 3 - Protect Rural Integrity
Goal 4 - Protect the Natural Environment
Goal 5 - Improve Mobility
Goal 6 - Create a Vibrant and Sustainable Economy
Goal 7 - Improve Service and Resource Use Efficiency
Goal 8 - Encourage Cooperation Among Jurisdictions
Goal 9 - Address Climate Change and Energy Us
Appendix A - Development Permit Areas
Appendix B - Plan Implementation Strategy
Map 1 - Land Use Designations
Map 2 - Land Reserves
Map 3 - Inventory of Natural/Environmental Features
Map 4 - Road Network Plan
Map 5 - Parks, Community and School Facilities
Map 6 - Community Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Service Areas
Map 7A - Development Permit Areas - Farmland Protection and Extension Centre
Map 7B - Development Permit Areas - Freshwater and Fish Habitat
Map 7C - Development Permit Areas - Sensitive Ecosystems

Area C - EWPV

East Wellington, Pleasant Valley

Bylaw No. 1055, 1997
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - The Natural Environment
Section 3 - Natural Resource Management
Section 4 - Development Strategy
Section 5 - Parks and Open Space
Section 6 - Transportation
Section 7 - Development Servicing Standards
Section 8 - Climate Change and Energy
Section 9 - Development Permit Areas
Section 10 - Implementation and Administration
Map 1 - Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Map 2 - Natural Hazard Areas
Map 3 - Land Use Designations
Map 4 - Network Road Plan
Map 5 - Development Permit Areas
Map 6 - Freshwater and Fish Habitat Development Permit Area

Area E

Nanoose, Fairwinds, Red Gap

Bylaw 1400, 2005
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Community Values Statement
Section I - Introduction
Section II - Protection of the Environment
Section III - A Diversity of Land Uses
Section IV - Defined Village Centres & Neigbourhoods
Section V - Facilities & Servicing
Section VI - Implementation Through Actions
Section VII - Citizen Involvement
Section VIII - Climate Change & Energy
Section IX - Development Permit Areas
Map 2 - Land Use Designations
Map 3 - Road Network Plan
Map 4 - Parks, Recreation, Education and Community Facilities
Map 5 - Community Water Service Planning Areas (Map 1 of 2) 
Map 5 - Community Sewer Planning Areas (Map 2 of 2) 
Map 6 - Development Permit Areas for Protection of the Natural Environment
Map 7 - Development Permit Areas for Form and Character and Farmland Protection
Appendix 1 - Inventory of Natural Environment Features
Appendix 2 - Inventory of Community Services
Appendix 3 - Web References
Schedule B – Lakes District Neighbourhood Plan [Caution - 18MB File]
Schedule C – Schooner Cove Neighbourhood Plan [Caution - 10MB File]

Schedule C - Appendix I
Archaeological Overview Assessment
Detailed Terrestrial Biophysical Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Existing Servicing Inventory Report
Field Reconnaissance of Stage One of Nearshore Marine Assessment
Final Development Opportunities & Impacts
Neighbourhood Plan Servicing Report
Parking Review
Parking Study
Preliminary Geotechnical Terrain Assessment
Street Standards
The Consulting Team
Traffic Impact Study
Transportation Overview

Schedule C - Appendix II - Reports
Schooner Cove - Public Design Workshop #1
Schooner Cove - Public Design Workshop #2
Schooner Cove - Public Open House #1
Schooner Cove - Public Open House #2
Schooner Cove - Public Open House #3

Schedule C - Appendix II - Videos
Summary Video - Community Collaboration and the Neighbourhood Plans
Video 1 - Schooner Cove - Developing the Concept
Video 2 - Creating the Neighbourhood Plans
Video 3 - Presenting the Neighbourhood Plans

Area F

Errington, Coombs, Hilliers

Bylaw No. 1152, 1999
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Land Use Designations
Section 3 - Natural Resources
Section 4 - The Natural Environment
Section 5 - Business and Economy
Section 6 - Parks, Trails and Recreation
Section 7 - Infrastructure, Transportation and Utilities
Section 8 - Climate Change and Energy
Section 9 - Implementation
Appendix A - Freshwater and Fish Habitat Development Permit Area
Map 1 - The Plan Area
Map 2 - Land Use Designations Major Network Road Plan
Map 3 - Freshwater and Fish Habitat Development Permit Area
Map 4 - Parks, Recreation, Educational and Community Facilities
Map 5 - Road Network Plan and Gravel Resources
Map 6 - Community Services Areas

Area G

San Pareil, French Creek, Dashwood

Bylaw 1540, 2008
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Protecting the Natural Environment
Section 3 - Containing Urban Sprawl
Section 4 - Creating Complete Nodal Communities
Section 5 - Protecting Rural Integrity
Section 6 - Enhancing and Maintaining Park Land Green Space and Natural Areas
Section 7 - Institutional Uses and Improving Servicing Efficiency
Section 8 - Creating a Vibrant and Sustainable Economy
Section 9 - Improving Mobility
Section 10 - Development Permit Areas
Section 11 - Official Community Plan Implementation Strategy
Section 12 - Cooperation Among Jurisdictions
Section 13 - Definitions
Map 2 - Environmental Features
Map 3 - Land Use
Map 4 - Parklands Greenspace
Map 5 - Water Service
Map 6 - Sewer Service
Map 7 - Features That Support Economy
Map 8 - Mobility Options
Map 9 - DPA's Environmental
Map 10 - DPA's Form And Character

Area H

Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay

Bylaw No. 1335, 2017
Complete Text Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction and Purpose
Section 2 - The Natural Environment
Section 3 - Natural Resource Management
Section 4 - Community Resources
Section 5 - The Development Strategy
Section 6 - First Nations and Reconciliation
Section 7 - Implementation
Section 8 - Development Permit Areas
Map 2 - Environmental Features
Map 2b - Groundwater
Map 3 - Community Resources
Map 4 - Active Transportation
Map 5 - Land Use Designations
Map 6 - Environmentally Sensitive DPA
Map 7 - Form and Character DPA
Map 8 - Hazard Lands DPA
Schedule B - Bowser Village Centre Plan Complete Document
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Sustainability Principles
Section 3 - Policies and Implementation
Section 4 - Land Use Concepts and Designations
Section 5 - Development Permit Area
Appendix A - Glossary
Appendix B - Public Process

Supporting Documents

Active Transportation Plan
Active Transportation Plan Appendices
Active Transportation Plan Maps
ALR Boundary Review - Preliminary Analysis Final Report
ALR Boundary Preliminary Analysis - Report on Exiting Conditions

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw

Regional Growth Strategy

Complete Text Document
Appendix A - Maps 1 to 5
Map 1 - Sensitive Ecosystems and Parks
Map 2 - Regional Transportation Facilities
Map 3 - Growth Management Framework
Map 4 - Land Use Designations
Map 5 - Agricultural Lands
Appendix B - Maps of Growth Containment Boundaries

Other Bylaws & Policies

Other Bylaws

Sign Bylaw (For Area F see Zoning Bylaw 1285)
Floodplain Bylaw
Floodplain Schedule A - Nanaimo River
Floodplain Schedule B - Little Qualicum River
Floodplain Schedule C - Englishman River
Manufactured Home Park Bylaw (Area F only, see Bylaw 500 for all other plan areas)
Service Fees and Charges Bylaw
Development Application and Notification Procedures Bylaw
Impact Assessment (DAI) Bylaw
Delegation of Authority Bylaw

Policies

Advertising – Planning Applications Policy
Frontage Requirement for Rural Lots Policy
Groundwater - Application Requirements for Rezoning Unserviced Lands Policy
Cannabis - and Use Applications for Cannabis Production Policy
Liquor License Applications Policy
Manufactured Home Park Redevelopment Policy
Marine Retaining Walls Policy
Cannabis - Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store License Applications Policy
Registration of Land Title Documents – Amendment Applications Policy
ALR - Review of ALR Applications Policy
Telecommunication Antenna System Policy

Guides

RDN Guides

Gathering for an Event in the ALR
Rural Areas Guide

Provincial & Other Guides

Develop with Care
Guide for Rural Subdivision
Residential Driveways Information Sheet
Riparian Area Regulation Booklet
Work Around Water
Agriculture in Riparian Areas
Agriculture - Management of Riparian Areas
Archaeology - Property Owner Brochure
Invasive Species - Grow Me Instead
The Countryside and You
Greenshores for Homes

Forms

Licenses & Registries

Home Based Business Application
Liquor & Cannabis Retail Application

Development

DP - Development Permit Application (Delegated and Board of Directors Approvals)
Request for Reconsideration Form - Delegated to General Manager Decision

Variances

DVP - Development Variance Permit Application
DPwV - Development Permit with Variance Application
BOV - Board of Variance Appeal Application
Request for Reconsideration Form - Board of Directors Decision

Amendments

Amendment Application (Zoning Bylaw and OCP Land Use Amendments)
TUP - Temporary Use Permit Application

Subdivision

Subdivision Review Application
Strata Conversion Application

Miscellaneous Forms & Checklists

Letter of Authorization
Property Declaration Form
Sustainable Development Checklist - Residential
Sustainable Development Checklist - Commercial / Institutional
Sustainable Development Guide

 

Maps

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Advanced Map Tool
Instructions

Other Maps