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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island. The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area is home to some of the rarest ecosystems in the world. To learn about the conservation status of the Salt spring Island Local Trust Area, view the island profile.

Important Information: North Salt Spring Waterworks District Water Supply Statement

 For Building Permits for Salt Spring Island (within the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District) please submit a Building Permit Review Form and required documents electronically.



Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News  


December 15, 2020 | Electronic SSI LTC Regular Business Meeting

Meeting Agenda: please check back for updates.
To join Electronically: click here.
To Call into the meeting: Canada: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free) / US: 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) 
Webinar ID: 658 1091 7420



November 10, 2020 | SSI LTC Electronic Regular Meeting Highlights:

  • did not require a Site Plan and/or a Watercourse Assessment as per the SSI LTC DAI Bylaw No. 175 (SS-TUP-2020.3, 215 Margolin Road)
  • requested that the applicant provide a report from an engineer certifying the structures within the 15 metre setback to the natural boundary of the sea are located on non-erodible material (SS-DVP-2020.7, 1020 Sunset Drive).
  • accepted a covenant under Section 219 of the Land Title Act requiring treatment of water from the registered owner of Lot A, Section 3, Range 5 East, North Salt Spring Island, Cowichan District, Plan 31729 (SS-SUB-2018.4, 400 Long Harbour Road)
  • exempted proposed Lot 1 and proposed Remainder Lot A of Lot A, Section 3, Range 5 East, North Salt Spring Island, Cowichan District, Plan 31729 of subdivision (SS-SUB-2018.4, 400 Long Harbour Road) from the 10 per cent minimum lot frontage requirements of Section 512 of the Local Government Act and Subsection 5.3.1 of the Salt Spring Island Land Use Bylaw No. 355.
  • approved issuance of Development Permit SS-DP-2020.7 conditional upon receipt of a landscaping security in the amount of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to include the cost of a children’s play area as may be approved by the strata (107 Atkins Road).
  • approved issuance of Temporary Use Permit SS-TUP- 2019.7 as amended, for a period of three years (133 Caprice Heights).
  • rescinded resolution SS-2018-294 (170 Jones Road).
  • issued Soil Deposit and Removal Permit SS-SDP-2016.3 (170 Jones Road).
  • issued temporary use permit SS-TUP-2018.3 as shown and amended in Appendix 2 of the staff report dated November 10, 2020 (170 Jones Road).
  • endorsed staff to enter into a cost recovery agreement with the applicant of SS-RZ-2013.6 to draft a Section 219 covenant (2850 Fulford-Ganges Road).
  • directed staff to draft a Section 219 covenant that restricts upland development in the parking lot area unless the works are consistent with the recommendations of an archaeological impact assessment from a registered archaeologist (2850 Fulford-Ganges Road).
  • determined that there is a community need to process SS-TUP-2020.4 (570 Blackburn Road) while the prohibited use is continuing and direct staff, per standing resolution SS-2020-045, to temporarily cease bylaw enforcement action for commercial and general employment uses until consideration of SS-TUP-2020.4 
  • added Portable Sawmills under Item 2 - Land Use Bylaw Amendments.
  • approved the proposed Ganges Village Area Plan Project Charter and project budget, approved in principle the proposed Ganges Village Area Plan Public Engagement Framework, approved the draft Terms of Reference as amended for the Ganges Village Planning Task Force, supported the grant applicant for the Regional Community-to-Community Forum Program 2020-2021 and transferred $2,500 from the Cannabis Regulation project to the Ganges Village Planning project.



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