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Planning & Development 

Building Inspections

The District of Logan Lake Building Inspection Services are facilitated by staff from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.  For further information please click here.  To view District of Logan Lake Building Regulations Bylaw  602, please click here.

A Building Inspector is in the District Office on Thursdays from 9:30am-11:00am. To book an inspection please visit the TNRD Site. 

Development Guide

Please see the folowing documents at the bottom of the page:

Land Development Guide

Development Approval Procedures Bylaw

Chartrand Commercial Opportunity

Ironstone Ridge

Engineering Services

The District of Logan Lake Engineering Services are facilitated by True Consulting Group.  Please direct inquiries to the Chief Administrative Officer at 250-523-6225 (229).

Land Development

Welcome to Land Development Procedures in Logan Lake.

The Local Government Act and Community Charter govern how municipal governments can manage land development by using the following tools and procedures:

 
Council Approval

  • Official Community Plan Bylaws
  • Zoning Bylaws
  • Development Permits
  • Development Variance Permits
  • Temporary Commercial and/or Industrial Use Permits

 

Independent Board Approval

  • Board of Variance

 

Approving Officer Approval

  • Subdivisions

 

The following briefly describes  the above bylaws, permits and approval procedures, that staff will assist you with.


Official Community Plan Bylaw:

The Official Community Plan Bylaw (OCP), is a general statement of the District's broad objectives and policies with respect to the form and character of existing and proposed land use.  The OCP includes policies regarding economic, social and environmental objectives and contains land use designations.


An OCP bylaw and/or amendment requires a Public Hearing and is approved by Council.


Zoning Bylaw:

The Zoning Bylaw governs the use and density of land, buildings and structures; the area, shape and dimensions of parcels of land; floodplains and parking and loading provisions, in order to guide development of land in an efficient, systematic and orderly way for the benefit of the community.


A Zoning bylaw and/or amendment requires Public Hearing and is approved by Council.


Development Permits:

An Official Community Plan Bylaw may designate Development Permit Areas within a municipality; and a Development Permit Area may establish guidelines for the form and character of a development.


Development Permits are: required before land is subdivided or construction of an addition to, or alteration of, a building or structure is commenced; are granted by Council; noted on title of the said property; and, are binding on all persons who acquire an interest in the property.


Development Variance Permits:

Development Variance Permits may be used to vary the provisions of various bylaws (i.e. Zoning, Subdivision, Land Use) with respect to siting, design, servicing or environmental features, but cannot vary the use or density of land or floodplain specifications.

Development Variance Permits require a public process; are granted by Council; are noted on title of the said property; and are binding on all persons who acquire an interest in the property.


Temporary Commercial and/or Industrial Use Permits:

Temporary Commercial and/or Industrial Use Permits may be issued in relation to land designated in an Official Community Plan, to allow a use not permitted by a Zoning Bylaw. They specify conditions under which the temporary use may be carried out and/or allow and regulate the construction of buildings or structures in respect of the use for which the permit is issued.


Temporary Commercial and/or Industrial Use Permits require a public process; are granted by Council; are noted on title of the said property; and are binding on all persons who acquire an interest in the property.


Board of Variance:

The Board of Variance is a mandatory, independent, and impartial body whose purpose is to consider minor variances of Zoning Bylaw regulations that would cause an undue hardship to the applicant.  The Board of Variance cannot vary permitted uses or densities under a Zoning Bylaw, nor can it deal with major variations that should be the subject of a Development Variance Permit.


A Board of Variance requires a public process and the decisions are final -- Council cannot be consulted on Board of Variance issues.


Subdivisions:

A subdivision means the adjustment of parcel lines on a specific parcel of land.  There are two types of subdivisions - minor and major.  A minor subdivision consists only of a lot line adjustment, lot consolidation or highway widening.  A major subdivision is defined as all other subdivisions and always requires a subdivision plan.  Typically, a major subdivision includes the creation of two or more parcels of property where only one existed previously. 

 

Subdivisions are processed by the Approving Officer as per Subdivision, Zoning and applicable bylaws - Council cannot participate in subdivisions. For a copy of our Subdivision Bylaw 643 please, click here

 
Land Development Applications and Fees

For a copy of our Development Approval Procedures Bylaw 714 please, click here

 

 

 Land Development Bylaws

For a copy of our Land Development Bylaws please click on your selection below:

            •  Zoning Bylaw 675

            •  Official Community Plan Bylaw 670

            •  Board of Variance Bylaw  617

            •  Subdivision Bylaw 643

 
Time Table for Land Development Applications

The following table provides a guide only to the estimated time periods and  required steps in processing various land development applications, within the District:

 

P Required

v May be required

 

Procedure(s) 

 

Amend OCP Bylaw

 

Amend Zoning Bylaw

 

 

Board of

Variance

 

 

 

DP

 

 

 

DVP

 

 

TCIU

Permit

 

Minor Sub-

division

 

Major

Sub-

division

Estimated time frame (in weeks)

4 to 12

4 to 12

4

4 to 12

4 to 12

4 to 12

 

 

Payment of Fees required

$350

$350

$150

$100

$150

$450

P

P

Preliminary discussion with Approving Officer

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Application and submission of documents

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Initial consideration by Council

P

P

 

P

P

P

 

 

In-house technical review

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

Referral to outside agencies

P

v

 

v

v

v

v

v

Staff report to Council (draft permit, etc.)

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

Consideration by Council to proceed

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

Public notification process

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

Public or statutory hearing

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

Third reading and adoption of bylaw(s)

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

Notice to applicant of Council decision

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

Permit to Land Titles for registration

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

Survey of submission

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Final approval of plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Registration of subdivision

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Submission of registered plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Design review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Evidence of liability insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Issuance of construction permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Construction of works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Inspection and submissions of required info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Final review/provisional acceptance of work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Maintenance Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

Final approval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Registration of subdivision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Agreement to construct by specified date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

 

 

Contact Information:

For further information and/or assistance with land development please contact the Chief Administrative Officer at the contacts below or by stopping in at our office Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at #1 Opal Drive, Logan Lake, BC.

 

Randy Lambright, Chief Administrative Officer District of Logan Lake
PO Box 190
#1 Opal Drive
Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0
P: 250-523-6225 ext. 229
C: 250-319-4371

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