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.

Salt Spring 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)

Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan

Salt Spring Island OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

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

Salt Spring Island Map 1, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 2, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 3, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 4, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 5, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 6, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 7 & 8, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 9a, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 9b, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 10, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 11, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 12, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 13, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 14, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 14a, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 15, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 16, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 17, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 18, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 19, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 20, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 21, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 22, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 23, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 24, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 25, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 26, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 27, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Map 28, OCP Bylaw No. 434

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Salt Spring Island Development Permit Area Map

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Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan Adopted Bylaw Amendments

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

Piers Island Official Community Plan

Piers Island OCP Bylaw No. 51

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Piers Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

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

There are none at this time.

Salt Spring 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

Salt Spring Island Regulatory Bylaws

Salt Spring Island Land Use Bylaw No. 355

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Salt Spring Soil Removal Bylaw No. 418

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Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps

SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 1

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SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 2

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SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 3

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SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 4

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SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 5

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SS LTC Land Use Bylaw No. 355, Map 6

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SS LTC Schedule A – Zoning Map, Bylaw 355

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SS LTC Schedule A – Zoning Map, Ganges & Fulford, Bylaw 355

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Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

Piers Island Regulatory Bylaws

Piers Island Land Use Bylaw No. 373

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Piers Island Bylaws Schedules and Maps

Piers Islands Land Use Bylaw No. 373 Schedule A

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Prevost and Associated Islands Regulatory Bylaws

CRD Bylaw No. 103

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Housing Agreement Bylaws

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

Bylaw No. 364 – 121 Atkins Road (Meadowbrook)

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Bylaw No. 388 – 120 Crofton Road (Heritage Place)

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Bylaw No. 429 – 167 Rainbow Road (Murakami Gardens)

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Bylaw No. 447 – 584 Rainbow Road (CRD & Land Bank Society)

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Bylaw No. 469 – 176 Norton Road (N.S.E. Holdings Ltd.)

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Bylaw No. 506 – 176 Bishops Walk Road (Salt Spring Commons)

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Bylaw No. 513 – 132 Corbett Road (Croftonbrook)

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Bylaw No. 517 – 154 Kings Lane (Meadowlane)

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Salt Spring Island Administrative Bylaws

Salt Spring 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. 467

This bylaw was established to permit an Advisory Planning Commission for the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area pursuant to the Local Government Act and the Islands Trust Act.

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Board of Variance Bylaw No. 442

This bylaw was established to set out procedures for a Board of Variance for the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.

Bylaw Enforcement Notification Bylaw No. 446

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

Bylaw Infractions Investigations Bylaw No. 264

This bylaw was established to authorize inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.

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Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 175

This bylaw was established to enable the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee to require information from an applicant, as to the impacts of the proposed developments for development permits, rezoning or temporary use permit applications.

Development Procedure Bylaw No. 304

This bylaw was established to define 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 Bylaw No. 428

This bylaw was established to prescribe fees for amending bylaws, issuing permits, examining applications for subdivision, and examining other referrals and applications.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 333

This bylaw was established to designate the head of the Salt Spring Island Local 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. 391

This bylaw was established to create procedures for meetings of the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee.

Municipal Ticketing Information Systems Bylaw No. 410

This bylaw was established to create a municipal ticket information system.

Standing Resolutions

See standing resolutions for Salt Spring Island in the document library.

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.

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