Development Permits

Several areas within the City have been designated as Development Permit Areas. In these areas, a Development Permit must be applied for and obtained to proceed with new development. The proposal must conform to the site zoning, otherwise a Planning Application may be needed. 

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.

Development Permit Areas within the city include properties:

  • with an Accessory Coach House
  • located in the ‘Moodyville’ precinct
  • located in close proximity to a stream or creek

If your proposal is within one of the areas above, please click on the applicable area(s) below for more details and to review the relevant guidelines. Visit the Land Use Approvals page for information on the Development Permit application process. 

Coach House accommodation available in the City as a unique housing option.
Guidelines for more ground-oriented, energy efficient development in the City.
Guidelines to control the impact of development on fish bearing streams in the City.

Development Permit Areas are also designated for these master planned communities:

Development Permit Guidelines also apply to third party rooftop antenna systems: 


Contact Us

For general Planning questions, please contact us at or call 604-982-WORK (9675).

If you have an active Development Permit application, please contact the planner working on your project directly.

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