Planning

The PRRD provides planning in the unincorporated areas of the Regional District.
The Development Services Department can assist you with:

Planning functions include:

General:

Current Planning:

Long Range Planning:

Building Inspection Zoning Official Community Planning
Bylaw Compliance Subdivisions  

Plans & Guidelines 
Agricultural Plan Campground Guidelines
Climate Action Plan
Lakeshore Guidelines
Wind Energy Guidelines

Development Applications:
Official Community Plan
Zoning Amendment
Temporary Use Permit
Development Permit
Development Variance Permit
Board of Variance

 

When considering a development you should check at our office to confirm whether your proposal meets regulatory requirements, or requires one of these applications.

Staff implement the policies of the Regional Board through regulations such as zoning and building inspection.

Agricultural Land Reserve

Development proposals affecting property within the ALR may require the approval of the Agricultural Land Commission. Before the ALC will review an application for subdivision or non-farm use within the ALR or exclusion from the ALR, the application must be supported by the PRRD.

Provincial Government Referrals

As an important stakeholder in the region the PRRD also responds to a number of referrals from provincial government agencies. This is an opportunity to ensure that the policies of the PRRD are considered in government agency decisions.

For more information please check the following sites:

Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
BC Guide to Rural Subdivision
Integrated Cadastral Information Society
BC Onsite Sewage Association
Onsite Wastewater Registration Program (list of OWRP Practitioners by Region)
Northern Health
BC Oil and Gas Titles
BC Mineral Titles
BC Oil and Gas Commission
BC Homeowners Protection Office
BC Ministry of Environment (Environmental Best Management Practices for Urban and Rural Land Development)