Development Permits

Development PermitsThrough the Official Community Plan (OCP), the Town may designate certain areas as Development Permit Areas [PDF - 5.5 MB] for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Environmental - Protection of the natural environment, its ecosystems and biological diversity.
  • Hazard - Protection from development in hazardous conditions.
  • Form and Character - Establishment of objectives for the form and character of commercial, industrial or multi-family and intensive residential development.

Form and Character Development Permits

Form and Character Development Permits are required for subdivision, new construction and additions to Multi-Family, Commercial and Industrial development (except where exempted by the OCP). Development Permits may also be required for any subdivision or development where land is within an Environmental or Hazard Development Permit Area.

Please note: Development permits for a development near protected water courses may require a Riparian Area Assessment, in compliance with the Provincial Riparian Area Regulations.