Subdivision bylaw ready for input
Aug 21, 2012 / 4:00 pm
With its various master plans now in place or nearing completion, the District of West Kelowna has developed a comprehensive Draft Subdivision Bylaw and wants input from residents, the development community and stakeholder agencies.
At its meeting August 14, Council gave first reading to Draft Subdivision and Development Bylaw No. 0120.
Developed to be consistent with West Kelowna’s new Official Community Plan, and incorporating elements of other plans including the Master Storm Drainage Plan and Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan, the Draft Subdivision Bylaw provides direction on required works and servicing as part of subdivision or development of land in West Kelowna.
Currently, the District of West Kelowna uses bylaws from the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) or the former Westbank and Lakeview Irrigation Districts to process subdivision or development applications.
The RDCO bylaw is based on rural standards and does not provide sufficient guidance for the more urban forms of development that is generally being undertaken in the community.
The full draft bylaw is available on the District’s website, www.districtofwestkelowna.ca, under Departments/Development Services/Subdivision & Development Bylaw. Comments and questions are welcomed at 778-797-8820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide comments by September 30, 2012.
Following receipt of initial comments, it is anticipated that Council will consider a second draft of the bylaw in November 2012, incorporating input from the development community and the public.
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