Projects

Salt Spring

Local trust committee community planning projects are proactive initiatives that further the preserve and protect mandate. Projects can be significant and long term, such as an Official Community Plan Review, or may be relatively minor, such as an amendment to a regulation in a Land Use Bylaw.

Protection of Coastal Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems

The purpose of this project is explore options to better protect the Island’s unique and at-risk Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem. It will implement the Islands Trust toolkit for the protection of the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone and Associated Ecosystems. For more information see About this Project below.

  • 1. About the Project
  • 2. Staff Reports
  • 3. Proposed Bylaws - None
  • 4. Public correspondence
  • 5. Community Consultation
  • 6. Other Information - Education and Communications

Ganges Village Planning

The purpose of this project is to develop a Ganges Village Area Plan to ensure development occurs in a coordinated, sustainable, and resilient manner in order to address the issues impacting the social, economic, cultural, and environment sustainability of Ganges Village. Documents affiliated with the project are found below for a detailed outline of the project visit our news page.

  • 1. Document Library
  • 2. Staff Reports
  • 3. Proposed Bylaws - None
  • 4. Public Correspondence
  • 5. Community Consultation - None
  • 6. Task Force Agendas and Minutes

Water Sustainability

This project aims to understand and address water quality and quantity issues on Salt Spring Island. It has two streams: Coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA) and improving policies and regulations related to watershed management and land use planning. For more information see About this Project below.

  • 1. About the Project
  • 2. Staff Reports
  • 3. Proposed Bylaws - None
  • 4. Public correspondence
  • 5. Community Consultation - None
  • 6. Other Information

Housing Action Program

A “Housing Working Group Report” was presented to Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) at their meeting on October 6, 2020. On January 22, 2021, the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee approved the Housing Action Program Project Charter to address the various contributing factors that are impacting the housing conditions on the Island. Documents affiliated with the project are found below for a detailed outline of the project visit our news page.

  • 1. Document Library
  • 2. Staff Reports
  • 3. Proposed Bylaws - None
  • 4. Public correspondence
  • 5. Community Consultation
  • 6. Task Force Agendas and Minutes

Housing Action Program – Farm Housing

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SS LTC) plans to amend bylaws in advance of forthcoming Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) changes to residential permissions within the within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The process will consider ways that some goals of the Housing Action Program, such as diversity of housing types, may be partially addressed through updated ALR housing flexibility.

  • 1. Staff Reports
  • 2. Proposed Bylaws
  • 3. Public Correspondence
  • 4. Community Consultation
  • 5. Other Information - None

Housing Action Program – Secondary Suites

Draft Bylaw No. 528 is presented for consideration of first reading. Staff have included new definitions for accessory dwelling units and secondary suites. Secondary suites regulations are proposed to be simplified and the number of lots permitting secondary suites would expand from an estimated 1500 lots to and estimated 3,500 although these numbers need to be confirmed via mapping services and that service was not available at time of drafting this report. Staff note that lots within the Agricultural Land Reserve additionally permit secondary suites.

  • 1. Staff Reports
  • 2. Proposed Bylaws
  • 3. Public Correspondence
  • 4. Community Consultation - None
  • 5. Other Information - None

Housing Action Program – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Draft Bylaw No. 530 received first reading at the Local Trust Committee (LTC) at their meeting on April 19, 2022 to permit ADUs on Salt Spring Island. Numerous outstanding issues, such as water and infrastructure servicing analysis and issues related to relevant OCP policies and the Islands Trust Policy Statement require further analysis before moving the bylaw forward to the second reading. A public engagement process is underway in addition to the formal review with First Nations and agencies. 

  • 1. Staff Reports
  • 2. Proposed Bylaws
  • 3. Public Correspondence
  • 4. Community Consultation - None
  • 5. Other Information - None

Piers Island Bill 27 OCP Update

The objective of the project is to bring the Piers Island Official Community Plan into conformity with Section 473(3) of the Local Government Act by providing targets, policies and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 1. About the Project - None
  • 2. Staff Reports
  • 3. Proposed Bylaws
  • 4. Public Correspondence
  • 5. Community Consultation
  • 6. Other Information

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