A land use contract is a contract between the property owner and local government and governs the use and development of the property.
Land use contracts were allowed in B.C. between 1971 and 1978 and have not been used since. Most of the Town relies exclusively on the zoning bylaw to regulate use and development, but the Town still has three areas of Town with overlapping Land Use Contracts and zoning (two in the Eaglecrest area and one in the College Road area):
The Province of British Columbia has required that all land use contracts be terminated as of June 30, 2024. Prior to that date, the Town will be discharging the old land use contracts and updating each of the zoning regulations to include the regulations currently in the land use contract. The bylaw amendments will go before Council for consideration in a public meeting with the associated public notification.
All affected landowners will receive a letter which will include information about the termination. Additionally, a survey is currently being drafted – we want your input to ensure that R1 is the appropriate choice for your area. The letters and survey are only available for landowners affected under these land use contracts.
The survey will run for one month, once the survey is finalized. Stay tuned for more information.
Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning