Current Development Applications

Below are lists of Development Applications currently in process, by application type. Files are processed in the order they are received. Check this page periodically for updates.

Please Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Committee and Board meetings are currently being held electronically and live-streamed via the CVRD meeting portal: https://cvrd.primegov.com/public/portal

Agricultural Land Reserve Referrals

Much of the agricultural land in BC is within the Agricultural Land Reserve and is subject to additional regulations. The Provincial Agricultural Land Commission is the approving authority for Agricultural Land Reserve application and submits referrals to the CVRD for comment.

For a list of current applications, please click here.

Board of Variance

The board of variance focuses primarily on hardship relating to matters such as siting, dimensions and size of buildings. The board may grant a variance if they find that compliance with the bylaw would cause undue hardship and have considered the following factors and are of the opinion that the variance does not:

  • Result in inappropriate development of the site
  • Adversely affect the natural environment
  • Substantially affect the use and enjoyment of adjacent land
  • Vary permitted uses and densities
  • Defeat the intent of the bylaw


Development Permits

Development Permits may be required prior to obtaining a building permit or subdivision approval. To determine whether your project requires a development permit, please visit our web map.

For a list of current applications, please click here.

Development Variance Permits

A Development Variance Permit (DVP) is a tool used by local governments to 'vary' or relax a regulation. While certain regulations such as a setback can be varied, keep in mind that use and/or density cannot be varied.

For a list of current applications, please click here or view the list below (note: a list will only appear below if a Notice of Proposed Development Variance Permit has been mailed to adjacent property owners).

Rezoning

A rezoning application changes how a property can be used or developed. The purpose of rezoning is to change land use regulations to allow development that aligns with CVRD Board priorities and is often used to secure development contributions to help provide public amenities.

For a list of current applications, please click here.

 Subdivision Referrals

Subdivision is the process of altering legal property boundaries. It usually involves the dividing of a property into smaller lots but can also include the realignment of existing property lines or the consolidation of two or more lots into one. The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is the approving authority for Subdivision applications and submits referrals to CVRD for comment.  

For a list of current applications, please click here.