Planning and Development Services

Planning and Development Services pertains to the development of long-range plans, policies and regulations that support the environmental, social and economic goals of the community. Staff works with the community and Councl to develop long-range plans, policies and regulations that support the Official Community Plan (OCP) through these aspects of development.

In 2017, Council adopted a new Zoning Bylaw which provides a cohesive regulatory framework for land use throughout the Village of Lions Bay. This includes regulation of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) through Temporary Use Permits (TUPs), adding a cottage to one's property, and support for subdivision of land.

In order to provide for subdivision of land, the Muncipality has undertaken an assessment of natural hazards to inform the creation of Development Permit Areas (DPAs) within the OCP. The Natural Hazard Assessment can be found here and the report with draft DPA guidelines can be found here. This matter will be presented at a Public Information Meeting on January 30, 2018 at 7 pm in Broughton Hall.