Anyone seeking subdivision approval in Peachland needs to demonstrate that the plan will conform with accepted Municipal Standards. These have been formalized in the Subdivision & Development Servicing Bylaw and the Zoning Bylaw and cover matters related to:
size and shape of lots, and adequacy of buildable area;
adequacy of roads, lanes and emergency vehicle access;
adequacy of water, sewers, street lights and other services;
provision of parkland, open space and walkways;
protection of natural features such as steams;
natural hazards such as flooding, erosion, landslides or avalanche;
compatibility of overall subdivision pattern with the neighborhood;
protection of lands adjacent to or beyond the lands being subdivided.
The Subdivision Development and Servicing Bylaw also contains provisions allowing the Municipality to require sidewalks, underground services, and other off-site upgrading. Development Cost Charges are levied on subdivisions in specific areas and size.