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.

The City has completed another step in the process to update the OCP. Following a Public Hearing on April 22, 2024, Delta Council has given third reading to the new OCP Bylaw.

With the third reading complete, the OCP Bylaw will now undergo statutory reviews by the Agricultural Land Commission and Metro Vancouver. The outcomes of these reviews will determine whether the Council proceeds with adopting the bylaw. Although there are still a few steps left in the adoption process, you are encouraged to review Delta's OCP.

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.