The Community Planning and Development Department prepares plans and policies relating to the use of land, and the health, safety and welfare of Delta residents, and provides advice to Council on applications for land development.
The Department is divided into three divisions:
- Planning Services
- Development Services
- Administrative Services
The Planning Services division reviews and makes recommendations to Council on development applications bylaw amendments, development permits, development variances, and amendments to the Official Community Plan. This division is also responsible for the development of the Official Community Plan and Area Plans which provide the future vision for Delta and for planning issues relating to the Environment, Housing, Agriculture, Heritage, and local area planning.
The Development Services division reviews applications for buildings permits for compliance to Delta's zoning and building regulations, as well as to the BC Building Code prior to issuing a building permit.
The Administrative Services division provides information for the public and manages permit processing services for the Department.