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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.
Saturna 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:
- 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)
Saturna Island Official Community Plan
Saturna Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps
Maps of defined land use areas are in the OCP schedules along with development permit areas.
Saturna Island Sch B – Land Use Designation Map – OCP Bylaw No. 70VIEW (PDF 1121 KB)
Saturna Island Sch C – Land Status Overlay Map – OCP Bylaw No. 70VIEW (PDF 339 KB)
Saturna Island Sch D – Open Space Map – OCP Bylaw No. 70VIEW (PDF 204 KB)
Saturna Island Sch E – Development Permit Areas Map – OCP Bylaw No. 70VIEW (PDF 564 KB)
Saturna Island Official Community Plan Adopted 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.
Saturna 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
- Landscaping to mask or separate different uses of the property
- Subdivision servicing requirements
- Surface of water
- Size and siting of buildings and structures
Saturna Island Regulatory Bylaws
Saturna Island Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps
Saturna Island Sch B – Zoning Map – LUB No. 119VIEW (PDF 604 KB)
Saturna Island Sch C – East Point Water Management Area – LUB No. 119VIEW (PDF 155 KB)
Saturna Island Sch D – Bylaw Area Map – LUB No. 119VIEW (PDF 148 KB)
Saturna Island Sch E – Secondary Suites – LUB No. 119VIEW (PDF 243 KB)
Saturna 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.
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.
Saturna Island Administrative Bylaws
Saturna 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 procedures for a Board of Variance for the Saturna Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.
This bylaw authorizes inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.
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 prescribes fees for amending bylaws, issuing permits, examining applications for subdivisions, and examining other referrals and applications.
This bylaw designates the head of the Saturna 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 Saturna Island Local Trust Committee.