Delta is currently undertaking a comprehensive zoning bylaw review, which will result in an up to date bylaw and changes to certain land use regulations.
Delta’s existing Zoning Bylaw was adopted nearly 40 years ago and since then has been amended in a patchwork fashion, resulting in a document that does not work well as a cohesive land use bylaw and does not reflect contemporary land use standards.
How does the Zoning Bylaw regulate development?
It regulates land use and development by establishing different zones, each with different sets of requirements:
- Mixed Use
- Public and Institutional
- Comprehensive Development (zoning specific to a particular site or development)
Why update the Zoning Bylaw?
The goal of the comprehensive review of the Zoning Bylaw is to bring forward an updated bylaw in a new, user-friendly and streamlined format, reflecting modern land use standards, and meeting the current and anticipated needs of Delta. Key components of the review involve:
- Developing a Zoning Bylaw that reflects modern land use standards, and meets the current and anticipated needs of our communities;
- Delivering an effective, user-friendly Zoning Bylaw that is easy to interpret and use by staff, developers and the public, and incorporates graphics as a means of presenting and clarifying regulations;
- Ensuring that the Zoning Bylaw is consistent with the Delta’s Official Community Plan, the Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw, and other land use and development related bylaws and policies, as applicable;
- Incorporating specific regulations that promote healthy communities;
- Incorporating specific regulations that reduce the demand for energy and carbon emissions to meet provincial requirements; and
Delivering a digital version of the Zoning Bylaw that utilizes hyperlinks for easy cross-referencing.
Reports and Related Documents
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Laura Ryan, Lead Planner, at 604-946-3395.