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Development Permits

The Official Community Plan identifies a number of uses and locations in the City where development is permitted through the approval of a Development Permit. Examples of types of development approved in this manner include sites within the Shipyard precinct, or Harbourside Waterfront area, Coach House developments, or development located in streamside areas.

A limited number of areas within the City have been designated as Development Permit Areas. In these areas, a permit must be applied for to construct new development on a site which conforms to the existing zoning. Areas which are impacted by this policy include:

Development Permits Areas

  • Properties with an Accessory Coach House
  • Properties located in close proximity to a stream or creek
  • Properties located in the 'Shipyard' precinct
  • Properties located in the 'Harbourside Waterfront' precinct
  • Properties located in the 'Duplex Development Permit Area'
  • Properties located in the ‘East 3rd Street Development Permit Area’ (Moodyville)”

Details of when and where development permits are required can be found in the Schedule D Map (area-specific) and Table 5 (category specific) of the Official Community Plan

The City is making Coach House accommodation available to the community as a unique housing option.

New regulations to guide more ground-oriented, energy efficient development in the City.

The Duplex DPA will reduce the processing time and cost of developing a duplex and in most cases no longer require a rezoning amendment application.

New regulations are now in place to control the impact of development on fish bearing streams in the City of North Vancouver.

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