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.

Mayne 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)

Mayne Island Official Community Plan

Mayne Island OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

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

Mayne Island Schedule B Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule C Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule D Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule E Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule F Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule I Map, OCP Bylaw No. 144

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Mayne Island Schedule J Map, OCP Bylaw No. 145

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Mayne Island 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.

Mayne 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

Mayne Island Regulatory Bylaws

Mayne Island Land Use Bylaw No. 146

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Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps

Mayne Island Sch B – Zoning Map, Bylaw 146

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Mayne Island Sch D – Secondary Suites Map, Bylaw 180

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Land Use Bylaw Amendments

There are no adopted bylaw amendments at this time.

Housing Agreement Bylaws

A housing agreement is a legal contract between a property owner and the Mayne 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.

Mayne Island Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 93

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Mayne Island LTC Bylaw No. 93 Schedule A

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Mayne Island Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 117

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Mayne Island LTC Bylaw No. 117 Schedule A

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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.

Mayne Island Administrative Bylaws

Mayne 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.

A

Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 139

This bylaw establishes an Advisory Planning Commissions for the Mayne Island Local Trust Area pursuant to the Local Government Act and the Islands Trust Act.

B

Board of Variance Bylaw No.127

This bylaw establishes and sets out procedures for a Board of Variance for the Mayne Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.

Bylaw Infractions Investigations Bylaw No. 61

This bylaw authorizes inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.

D

Development Procedure Bylaw No. 83

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.

F

Fees Bylaw No. 145 (Consolidated)

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 Mayne 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.

H

Bylaw No. 93 – Schedule A 

Amendment Bylaw No. 117, 2001 – Schedule A

M

Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 126

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

N

Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 156

This bylaw is to respect the enforcement of bylaw notices within the Mayne Island Local Trust Area.

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Standing Resolutions

See Mayne Island standing resolutions in the document library.

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