Homes and development

Plans & Strategies

In consultation with the community, Delta has adopted and continues to develop policies and regulations that foster sustainable growth and development that provides a variety of housing choices, employment opportunities, and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Delta's policies and regulations are intended to address significant community issues including housing, agriculture, accessibility, and climate action.

Official Community Plan & Regional Growth Strategy

Delta's Official Community Plan (OCP) contains long-term objectives and policies that guide decision-making regarding land use, development, services, amenities and infrastructure. The OCP also establishes development permit areas and heritage conservation areas.

The OCP is both a set of policies that describe the long-term vision of the City and a bylaw itself, with which all growth and development must be consistent.

Delta's OCP is guided by Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy which represents a collective vision for the region related to housing and development, the local economy, environment and transportation infrastructure.

Neighbourhood-level & Area Planning

Certain neighbourhoods and areas have additional planning policies that apply: 

Community Amenity Contributions

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Amenity Contributions Policy applies a reasonable, predictable and transparent approach to obtaining contributions from new development for community amenities in Delta.

Strategic Initiatives

The City of Delta's Foundation for the Future outlines Council's key areas of focus and overarching core values. Since the 2018 election, Council has undertaken many new initiatives and projects, pursued important issues, and made strategic investments in the community. In the context of this work, key areas of focus have emerged through Council’s leadership. These include climate change and the environment, housing, social issues, recreation for Delta families, supporting the local economy, and fostering a great sense of community throughout the City.