Planning Department

The strong sense of community on Bowen Island has shaped a special place for connecting with what matters most.  The Planning Department helps to ensure that growth and development on the island continues to honour and contribute to the lifestyle that is so valued by the community. 

The Planning Department is involved in the following areas:

Land Use Planning

Land use planning considers where and how much of the island should be used for certain things like housing, parks, commerce and industry.  This is done through plans, policies and bylaws, chiefly the Official Community Plan and the Land Use Bylaw.

Development Approvals

Development may include subdivision, site preparation, building, or even tree removal.  A number of approvals or permits may be required to ensure that development is done responsibly, including a:

  • Rezoning approval
  • Subdivision approval
  • Development Permit
  • Development Variance Permit

Building and Renovations

In addition to any required development approvals, a Building Permit may be needed to ensure buildings are safe for their intended purpose.

Public Notices

Some planning applications involve changes to bylaws and plans.  Public notice is given for such proposed changes and opportunities are provided for public comment.

Planning Archives

Permits and Applications


Public Notices

TEMPORARY USE PERMIT
TUP-01-2017
1441 Adams Rd

BOARD OF VARIANCE
BOV-01-2017
1774 Billington Rd

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-03-2017
650 Carter Rd

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-04-2017
1174 Miller Rd

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-02-2017
1774 Billington Rd

REZONING AND OCP AMENDMENT
Bylaw Nos. 413 & 414, 2016
Detached Secondary Suites

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-01-2017
420 Venture Road

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Rezoning of 980 Dorman Rd

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-06-2017
211 Highland Trail

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-07-2016
1603 Old Eagle Cliff Rd

REZONING
Bylaw No. 423, 2016
Parking Cash In-Lieu

REZONING
Bylaw Nos. 422 and 425, 2016
Community Lands Lot 3 Rezoning

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-05-2016
30 Eagle Tree Rd

REZONING
Bylaw No. 426, 2016
1080 Miller Rd
Snug Cove House

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-06-2016
​1141 Lenora Rd

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-05-2015
​1111 Senator Rd

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
On-Island Transit Review

REZONING
Bylaw No. 399, 2016
511 Sunset Rd
(Ruddy Potato Kitchen)

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE
DVP-03-2015
441 Bowen Island Trunk Rd
(Distillery)

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