Prepare Your Proposal

Your proposal to subdivide should be submitted in the form of a subdivision plan and adhere to the standard requirements of density, lot area, lot dimensions, road width and length. Please refer to the Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision & Development Servicing Bylaw.

Submit your Application form along with required copies of your blueprints (as outlined in the application form).

Following the receipt of a formal application, including required application fees, a technical review is initiated. The application will involve a circulation to other municipal departments and outside agencies, (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Hydro etc.). This review period takes approximately eight weeks.

If the proposal is considered acceptable, a Preliminary Layout Review (PLR) is issued. This is a letter that advises the applicant of the requirements and conditions that must be met before final subdivision approval will be considered. The PLR will include specific requirements such as servicing, parkland dedication, the payment of Development Cost Charges, requirements for restrictive covenants, and construction. If the proposal is not considered acceptable, the application is denied and the Approving Officer states the reasons. A PLR is valid for 180 days.

It should be noted that Preliminary Layout Review does not constitute Final Approval and can be revoked at any time.

Examples of typical requirements:

  • Layout changes and specifications;
  • Payment of application and examination fees;
  • Payment of current assessed taxes;
  • Payment of applicable development cost charges;
  • Installation of applicable services, sidewalks, street lights, fire hydrants, roads, etc., or enter into a Subdivision Development Agreement;
  • All requirements of outside agencies;
  • Road Dedication