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Development & Planning
The CSRD manages a broad range of land use and development approval processes, including but not limited to: Official Community Plans, Rezoning, Variance, Temporary Use Permit, Agricultural Land Reserve and Subdivision application referrals.
Two of the functions of the Development Services Department are Current and Long-Range Planning.
The Current Planning Department is primarily focused on the management of present or pending development in the regional district.
The long-range planning team is works to create and update Official Community Plans and Zoning and Land Use Bylaws for communities of the CSRD. These bylaws are aimed at creating guidelines and regulations for future land-use development.
The guide below offers a quick look at what information is available in the Development & Planning section of the website.
Advisory Planning Commissions
An Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is an independent body of local residents which provides input into the planning process. Find out how to get involved.
Agricultural Land Reserve
The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is a provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use. Access information about the CSRD's role in ALR applications.
Application Forms & Guides
If you are contemplating new development or re-development of an existing property, this is where you will find information and the forms you need to make an application.
Check an Application
Citizens can access locations and data for current planning applications and decisions through an interactive map.
Access current Development Services Notices regarding applications coming before the CSRD Board Meetings or Public Hearings.
This is where you find information on obtaining a development permit in the CSRD.
Dock & Buoy Regulations
The CSRD has bylaws that regulate the placement and use of docks in buoys in specific lakes. Other levels of government also have regulations. This page has information about what regulations may be applicable to you.
Official Community Plans
The development and review of official community plans (OCPs) is a major responsibility of the CSRD's Long Range Planning function.
Subdivision Servicing Bylaw Number 680 applies to all Electoral Areas within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
Temporary Use Permits
This page provides information on Temporary Use Permits (TUP), which are short-term rezooings of properties for a specific purpose.
This page discusses the three different options for variances to CSRD land-use planning applications.
Zoning & Land Use Bylaws
Zoning Bylaws are authorized under the Local Government Act (Division 7) to enable regional districts to regulate land use and implement the objectives of an Official Community Plan.
View the list of Development, Building & Planning Helpful Links that can help you get additional information.