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Zoning Bylaw Review

Based on feedback from community members and stakeholders, the ACRD drafted new updates to the proposed Zoning Bylaw for the entire Regional District, which were made available on this Project webpage as of March 14, 2022.

Information sessions were held on April 7 (online via zoom), April 11 (at Sproat Lake Hall) and April 12 (at Cherry Creek Hall) to check in with Planning staff on the proposed documents as of March 2022. Staff are thankful for those who were able to participate in the information sessions, as well as all of the various feedback received on the draft Zoning Bylaw. It's important to note that the Zoning Bylaw is still in draft form, and there's still an opportunity to provide input. Please contact Planning staff with any comments, questions or feedback.

Based on Board direction, additional Committee engagement with all six Advisory Planning Commissions (APCs) and the Agriculture Committees was held over May and June. The anticipated timeline below includes additional next steps and an anticipated timeline. Continue to check back on this Project webpage for updates or contact Planning staff by phone 250-720-2700 or email planning@acrd.bc.ca

March 2022 Draft Zoning Bylaw
Planning staff received a significant amount of feedback on the June 2021 draft Zoning Bylaw through a number of methods, some of which included: an online survey with almost 340 responses, meetings with Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commissions, and many emails and conversations with the public and other stakeholders.

DRAFT ZONING DOCUMENTS & MAPS | MARCH 2022
  • March 2022 Draft Zoning Bylaw (PDF)
  • March 2022 Draft Zoning Maps (PDF)
  • Summary of proposed Zoning Bylaw updates (PDF): an overview of proposed updates as of June 2021, with updates made as of March 2022 shown in yellow highlight.
  • Zone cross-referencing (PDF): lists current zone name and abbreviation, and what they are proposed to be updated to.

Note: To assist with quickly and easily interpreting the maps, March 2022 map updates include:
  • Improved legibility of map text, updated map grids and grid numbering, re-designed page layouts
  • Colour-coded zone categories and OCP land use designations
  • Concurrently, continued with converting map data to GIS formats in preparation for use in upcoming public web map portal
PDF map documents remains necessary while the ACRD is transitioning from CAD based mapping system to a modern GIS. We look forward to presenting a public web map portal in the near future with preparations already underway.

April 2022 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaws
As part of the Zoning Bylaw Review Project, amendments are being considered to the six ACRD Electoral Area Official Community Plans (OCPs) to align OCP policies and objectives with the proposed updated Zoning Bylaw. The following OCP Amendment Bylaws received first reading by the ACRD Board of Directors on April 13, 2022. A comprehensive line-by-line list of all amendments to the OCPs is included in the OCP Amendment Bylaws below.

Refer to the April 25, 2022 Summary of OCP Amendment Bylaws (PDF) for highlights of updates to each of the OCPs.

BAMFIELD OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1445
  • Bamfield OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1445 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the Bamfield OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 Bamfield OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • Bamfield OCP Land Use Map No. 2 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Bamfield OCP Land Use Map No. 2 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF)
  • Bamfield OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Bamfield OCP DPA Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF)

BEAUFORT OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1448
  • Beaufort OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1448 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the Beaufort OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 Beaufort OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaufort OCP Land Use Map No. 2 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaufort OCP Land Use Map No. 2 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 9MB)
  • Beaufort OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaufort OCP DPA Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 10MB)

SOUTH LONG BEACH OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1447
  • South Long Beach OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1447 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the South Long Beach OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 South Long Beach OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • South Long Beach OCP Land Use Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • South Long Beach OCP Land Use Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets)(PDF | 18MB)
  • South Long Beach OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 4 - First Reading (PDF)
  • South Long Beach OCP DPA Map No. 4 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 24MB)

SPROAT LAKE OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1443
  • Sproat Lake OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1443 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the Sproat Lake OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 Sproat Lake OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • Sproat Lake OCP Land Use Map No. 2 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Sproat Lake OCP Land Use Map No. 2 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 17MB)
  • Sproat Lake OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Sproat Lake OCP DPA Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 23MB)

BEAVER CREEK OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1444
  • Beaver Creek OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1444 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the Beaver Creek OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 Beaver Creek OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaver Creek OCP Land Use Map No. 2 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaver Creek OCP Land Use Map No. 2 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 9MB)
  • Beaver Creek OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Beaver Creek OCP DPA Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 8MB)

CHERRY CREEK OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW P1446
  • Cherry Creek OCP Amendment Bylaw No. P1446 & Schedule 'A' (list of amendments to the Cherry Creek OCP) - First Reading (PDF)
  • April 2022 Cherry Creek OCP document incorporating all of the text amendments - First Reading (PDF)
  • Cherry Creek OCP Land Use Map No. 2 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Cherry Creek OCP Land Use Map No. 2 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 11MB)
  • Cherry Creek OCP Development Permit Area (DPA) Map No. 3 - First Reading (PDF)
  • Cherry Creek OCP DPA Map No. 3 reference mapbook (larger-scale mapsheets) (PDF | 12MB)

Additional Resources
The overall goal of updating the Zoning Bylaw and OCPs is to better align the ACRD's zoning regulations with the policies and goals set out in the OCPs. The overarching OCPs provide guiding statements of objectives and policies for planning and land use decisions. By ensuring this alignment, the ACRD expects to create a more certain process and outcome for landowners and developers, improving clarity and addressing current planning issues.

Next Steps
Next steps in the process include the following (with anticipated timeline):
  • OCP amendments received first reading by the ACRD Board of Directors | April 13, 2022 | More information available here and above in April 2022 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaws
  • Official agency and First Nation referrals for OCP bylaws | April 26, 2022
  • Additional engagement with Electoral Area Advisory Planning Commissions and Agriculture Committees | May-June 2022
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee Meeting | Summer 2022
  • Zoning Bylaw considered by ACRD Board for first reading | Summer 2022
  • Official agency and First Nation referrals for Zoning Bylaw | Summer 2022
  • Public Hearings for the six Electoral Area OCPs and Zoning Bylaw: These will provide another opportunity for public input, as any individual or agency can provide comments until termination of the Public Hearing | Summer-Fall 2022
  • Second and third readings of the bylaws | Fall 2022
  • Adoption of the bylaws | Fall 2022
  • Present and communicate updated bylaws | 2022 and beyond

Keep checking back for updates on the Zoning Bylaw Review, and let us know if you have any comments or questions!

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ACRD Planning and Development | 250-720-2700 | planning@acrd.bc.ca