Council Highlights June 11, 2024


June 11, 2024

Climate and Sustainability Resiliency Task Force Mandate Extended

Council agreed to extend the mandate of the Peachland Climate Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force from the end of December 2024 to the end of June 2025 to allow more time for the committee to develop an action plan that addresses existing and emerging environmental sustainability and climate change issues and trends.

Provincial Housing Legislation - Zoning Amendment Bylaw

Council gave first three readings to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2422, 2024 with the following amendments:
  • Leave Site Coverage as currently written in R1 and RM2 zones for only Single Detached Homes; and
  • Increase Front Yard Set Back for R1 and RM2 zones to 6 metres.
Council will consider adoption of the amendment bylaw at its meeting on June 25. All local governments must adopt Small Scale Multi Unit Housing (SSMUH)-related zoning changes by June 30, 2024 to comply with new provincial legislation intended to increase housing supply. In Peachland, 1,013 lots will be rezoned to meet requirements to allow at least four housing units. Once SSMUH zoning is in place, uptake of this housing form is expected to be gradual. It is estimated that an additional 8 to 20 housing units (4 – 5 lots) per year over coming years (above current growth projections) may result. View Council’s discussion at and find the comprehensive planning report with maps of proposed zoning changes at Agenda-June 11, 2024 Council Report.

Fire Chief Appointment – Ian Cummings

Council appointed Ian Cummings to the position of Fire Chief of Peachland Fire Rescue. Previous to this appointment, Chief Cummings was Fire Chief with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department which he served for over 30 years.

Next Council Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of Peachland Council is on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, beginning at 6 pm. Council meetings are open to the public and webcast live. Find the full schedule by visiting Find webcasts of past meetings at Keep informed; subscribe to get news and event information emailed directly to you at