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Land use planning is the management of land and resources. It helps communities set goals about how to manage change while keeping important social, economic, and environmental concerns in mind.
It balances the interests of individual property owners with the Islands Trust preserve and protect mandate, and the wider interests and objectives of the whole community. Official community plans, land use bylaws and zoning bylaws are land use planning tools.
Galiano Island Local Trust Area Official Community Plans
An official community plan provides a vision, goals, objectives, and policies for how the community will manage change. The official community plan (OCP) guides planning and decision making about land use and related community priorities. Developed in consultation with community members and organizations, First Nations, and provincial agencies, OCPs also reflect the Islands Trust preserve and protect mandate.
Each OCP is unique to the community or island it serves, but it must include:
- Residential development plans
- Defined land uses:
- Public utility
- Sand and gravel deposits suitable for extraction
- Land use restrictions due to environmental sensitivity or hazards
- Road, sewer and water systems plans
- Proposed public facilities (public facilities, parks, schools, waste treatment, disposal sites)
Galiano Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps
Maps of defined land use areas are in the OCP schedules along with development permit areas.
Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendments
The official community plan is sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.
There are no adopted bylaw amendments at this time.
Galiano Island Local Trust Area Regulatory Bylaws
Regulatory bylaws are created by local trust committees to facilitate the implementation of official community plan policies and establish what is allowed on specific lots. Regulatory bylaws can include:
- Zoning (use, density, siting, size of buildings and structures)
- Runoff control
- Flood plain protection
- Off-street parking
- Landscaping to mask or separate different uses of the property
- Subdivision servicing requirements
- Surface of water
- Size and siting of buildings and structures
Land Use Bylaws Schedules and Maps
Land Use Bylaw Amendments
Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.
There are no adopted land use bylaw amendments at this time.
Housing Agreement Bylaws
A housing agreement is a legal contract between a property owner and the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee to ensure affordable housing.
In the agreement, the property owner, which is usually an organization or society, agrees to specific terms such as rental or leasehold rates, allowable amounts for rate increases, or the sale amount for a unit.
Housing agreements may also stipulate tenant or owner eligibility based on income or other criteria. These terms can vary between different agreements.
Galiano Island Administrative Bylaws
Galiano Island Local Trust Area administrative bylaws may include bylaws that establish procedures for meetings, applications and fees.
We make every effort to ensure the bylaws on our website are current, but some may not contain the latest amendment(s). If you are taking any action related to our bylaws, please contact one of our planning offices to ensure you have the most recent version.
This bylaw establishes and sets out procedures for a Board of Variance for the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.
This bylaw authorizes inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.
This bylaw is with respect to the enforcement of bylaw notices within the Galiano Island Local Trust Area.
This bylaw establishes procedures and policies for requiring development approval information.
This bylaw defines procedures under which an owner of land may apply for an amendment to a plan or bylaw or the issue of a permit under Part 29 of the Local Government Act.
This bylaw is to prescribe fees for amending bylaws, issuing permits, examining applications for subdivision, and examining other referrals and applications.
This bylaw designates the head of the Galiano Island Trust Committee for the purposes of, and to set fees under, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, S.B.C. 1992, c. 61, as amended.
This bylaw establishes procedures for meetings of the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee.
Get Up-To-Date Bylaws
We make every effort to keep bylaws posted to the website, but if you are taking any action related to our bylaws, please contact one of our planning offices to ensure you have the most recent version.
See standing resolutions for Galiano Island in the document library.