North Pender Island Local Trust Area is located 15km northeast of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and has a 2011 census population of 2,035. The 5228 ha area includes the islands east of the Saanich Peninsula, such as Sidney and James Islands, which are collectively designated as the North Pender Associated Islands. The planner for North Pender is Justine Starke.
North Pender Island Local Trust Area News
January 26, 2017 | Notice of Permit Amendment Application - NP-LCB-2016.1
NOTICE is hereby given that the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee will hold a community information meeting within a regular meeting on January 26, 2017 for an application to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch by Bridgemans Pub, North Pender Island (formerly ‘SH-QU-ALA’ - Port Browning Marina Resort Ltd.) for an amendment to their liquor-primary licence. As the local government, the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee is required to provide resolutions and comments on the application. View the full notice here >>>. The application can be viewed here >>>.
November 5, 2016 | Notice of Public Hearing - North Pender LTC
NOTICE is hereby given that the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee will hold a community information meeting and public hearing within a Special Local Trust Committee Business Meeting on the following proposed bylaws:
Proposed Bylaw No. 203 In general terms, the purpose is to amend the North Pender Island Official Community Plan Bylaw 171 to enable short term vacation rentals as accessory uses in Residential zones and to adopt guidelines for short term vacation rentals to be permitted by Temporary Use Permits.
Proposed Bylaw No. 204 In general terms, the purpose is to amend the North Pender Island Land Use Bylaw 103 to permit short term vacation rentals as an accessory use in residential zones, under the home business regulations. This approach requires an owner or operator of the home business to reside on the property where the short term vacation rental takes place.
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October 27, 2016 | North Pender Local Trust Committee Update
At the NPI LTC meeting of October 27 2016, the LTC approved a Development Permit for a driveway to be constructed within a sensitive wetland ecosystem. The LTC reviewed draft bylaws for the Port Browning expansion and deferred first reading, but referred the applications to the Advisory Planning Commission. The LTC also gave three readings on Bylaw 205, an administrative bylaw that would reduce the application fee for STVR Temporary Use Permits to $900.
September 22, 2016 | North Pender Local Trust Committee Update
The North Pender Island Local Trust Committee held its regular monthly meeting on September 22, 2016. The LTC gave second reading to the Short Term Vacation Rental bylaws 203 & 204. A public hearing for bylaws 203 & 204 is being scheduled for November 5, 2016. The LTC also received an update on the Waste Management process. The second workshop in the Integrated Decision Making process is scheduled for October 6, 2016. The LTC went in-camera and in the rise and report announced that they received information stating there is no evidence that asphalt was deposited on Agriculture zoned properties on North Pender, or on residential properties in the Magic Lake or Buck Lake area.
North Pender Island Local Trust Committee Projects
Local trust committees set their priorities and manage their community planning projects using a work program. Top priority projects on the LTC's work program have resources in place, or resources which will be soon available. Projects may be significant and long term, such as an Official Community Plan Review, or relatively minor, such as an amendment to a regulation in a Land Use Bylaw. For more information on current projects - Read More>>