Area D Zoning Review


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For more information about the Area D Zoning Review, please contact:

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Planning & Development Department
Telephone:  (604) 894-6371
Toll-free: 1 (800) 298-7753
Fax:  (604) 894-6526
Mail:  PO Box 213, Pemberton, BC  V0N 2L0
In Person:  1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC

Nov 2, 2016
Electoral Area D

September 15, 2016

The SLRD held a community workshop at Britannia Beach on Thursday, September 15, 2016 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  

August 24, 2016

Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016 was adopted on August 24, 2016

Electoral Area D is now covered by Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016.  The three previous zoning bylaws for Area D (Bylaw 20, Bylaw 540, and Bylaw 672 have been repealed.

Visit the SLRD's Bylaw Directory and filter for 'Electoral Area D' and 'Zoning and Land Use Bylaws' for links to the current zoning bylaw and maps for Electoral Area D.

Staff Reports

The proposed Electoral Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016 received first reading at the February 17, 2016 SLRD Board meeting.  It received second reading at the April 27, 2016 SLRD Board meeting.  The public hearing was held on June 16, 2016.  The proposed bylaw received third reading at the June 22, 2016 SLRD Board meeting.  It was approved by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure on August 8, 2016.  Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016 was adopted by the SLRD Board at their August 24, 2016 meeting.

SLRD Board - August 24, 2016
SLRD Board - June 22, 2016
SLRD Board - April 27, 2016
SLRD Board - February 17, 2016
Electoral Area Directors (EAD) committee - February 10, 2016

ALR Regulations - July 2016 changes

As per the recent news release, the Provincial Government announced changes to the ALR Use, Subdivision, and Procedure Regulation regarding agritourism activities and non-farm commercial events.  These new regulations were developed by the Ministry of Agriculture.  The Order-in-Council (602) that outlines the amendments can be found here:

Public Hearing

A public hearing for the proposed Area D Zoning Bylaw No. 1350-2016 was held on Thursday June 16 at 7 pm at the District of Squamish municipal hall (37955 Second Avenue, Squamish, BC).

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm at the Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish, BC.  This meeting provided general information on the whole Area D Zoning Review and addressed possible zoning for different portions of Area D.

Area D Zoning General Presentation

Process (completed)

It is customary that zoning bylaws be reviewed every 5 - 10 years, or after the adoption of a new Official Community Plan (OCP). In the case of Area D, it has been almost 15 years since the most recent of the 3 zoning bylaws was adopted, and a major OCP review was recently completed.  The Area D Zoning Review will consolidate the three existing bylaws into one and update the zoning for Electoral Area D.  It will ensure that the zoning is aligned with the Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1135-2013 that was adopted in 2013.

In Electoral Area D there is one Land Use Contract (LUC) that is currently still in effect.  LUC Bylaw No. 102, 197 applies to the Pinecrest Estates area just south of Black Tusk Village off Highway 99.  The Provincial government amended the Local Government Act this year with respect to Land Use Contracts.  The changes mandate the termination of all LUCs in the province by June 30, 2024 with zoning bylaws to be in effect for those areas by June 30, 2022.  As the Area D Zoning Review is being initiated, SLRD staff are considering dissolving the Pinecrest Estates LUC and replacing it with zoning as part of the overall review.

Some early work was done in conjunction with the Area D OCP review in 2009, and again in 2011. The process is being picked up again now, and the SLRD is hoping to hear from you about your thoughts on the issues and opportunities in your community.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1371-2015

Numerous issues have been identified in the Britannia Beach Residential 1 and 2 zones that apply to Britannia Beach as part of Zoning Bylaw No. 540, 1994.  It was determined that these and other minor issues could be addressed in advance of the completion of the Area D Zoning Bylaw.  A housekeeping amendment bylaw was drafted and adopted that includes a zoning change to address a lot line adjustment (subdivision) that has resulted in two unintentionally split zoned parcels, new and revised common definitions,  minor setback changes and fence height provisions, clarification on certain provisions, and fixing of incorrect section references.  More information can be found in the staff reports below.

Staff Reports

February 2015 - SLRD Electoral Area Directors (EAD) committee
April 2015 - SLRD Board


Frequently Asked Questions about Zoning