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.