Bylaws

Overview

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.

Hornby Island Local Trust Area Official Community Plan

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:
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Recreational
  • 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)

Hornby Island Official Community Plan

Hornby Island OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

Maps of defined land use areas are in the OCP schedules along with development permit areas.

Hornby Island Schedule B Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Schedule C Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Schedule D1 Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Schedule D2 Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Schedule E Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Schedule F Map, OCP Bylaw 149

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Hornby Island Official Community Plan Adopted Bylaw Amendments

The Official Community Plan is sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are none at this time.

Hornby Island Local Trust Area Regulatory Bylaws

Regulatory bylaws are created by local trust committees to facilitate 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
  • Signs
  • Screening
  • Landscaping to mask or separate different uses of the property
  • Subdivision servicing requirements
  • Surface of water
  • Size and siting of buildings and structures

Hornby Island Regulatory Bylaws

Hornby Island Land Use Bylaw No. 150

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Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps

Hornby Island Sch B – Zoning Map, Bylaw No. 150

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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.

Hornby Island Administrative Bylaws

Hornby 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.

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Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 158

This bylaw establishes an advisory planning commission for the Hornby Island Local Trust Area pursuant to the Local Government Act and the Islands Trust Act.

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Bylaw Enforcement Notification Bylaw No. 159

This bylaw was established to respect the enforcement of bylaw notices within the Hornby Island Local Trust Area.

Bylaw Infractions Investigations Bylaw No. 51

This bylaw authorizes the inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.

Board of Variance Bylaw No. 120

This bylaw establishes and sets out procedures for a board of variance for the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.

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Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 161

This bylaw establishes procedures and policies for requiring development approval information for the Hornby Island Local Trust Area.

Development Procedure Bylaw No. 74

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.

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Fees Bylaws No. 132

This bylaw prescribes fees for amending bylaws, issuing permits, examining applications for subdivisions, and examining other referrals and applications.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No.87

This bylaw designates the head of the Hornby 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.

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Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 118

This bylaw establishes procedures for meetings of the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee.

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Siting and Use Permit Bylaw No. 52

This bylaw was established to require and define procedures for application for siting and use permits in compliance with Hornby Island Official Community Plan Bylaw, 1976 and Hornby Island Land Use Bylaw No. 37, 1988.

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.

Standing Resolutions

View standing resolutions for Hornby Island in the document library.

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