Public Hearing - Electoral Area F: Okaview Estates Ltd. Bylaw No. 830-20/Parcel Coverage amendments

September 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Location: Scotch Creek Fire Hall
Electoral Area:
Electoral Area F

The CSRD will be holding back-to-back public hearings on two applications in Electoral Area F:

1. Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Amendment (Okaview Estates Ltd.) Bylaw No. 830-20

2. Parcel Coverage Bylaw Amendments 

Members of the public can make representations about a proposed bylaw in writing or by speaking at the public hearing. 

On May 1, 2020, the Province of BC issued Ministerial Order M192 which allows local governments during the COVID 19 Provincial State of Emergency to hold electronic public hearings. The CSRD wishes to have the public participate to the greatest degree possible in the public hearing process, either in-person or electronically. So the CSRD has developed multiple ways for you to share your ideas and opinions.

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There will be a limited number of seats to ensure physical distancing. Scotch Creek Hall has a 15-person capacity for attendees following COVID-19 spacing protocols.


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Send in written comments 

Email your comments to Emails must be received before the close of the portion of the public hearing that is relevant to the submission. In the event of a discrepancy, the time stamp of the received email will be the official time.

Mail or drop off submissions to the CSRD office:
555 Harbourfront Drive NE, PO Box 978, 
Salmon Arm,  V1E 4P1
Submissions must be received at the CSRD by 4 PM on July 28, 2020.

Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Amendment (Okaview Estates Ltd.) Bylaw No. 830-20

Public Information Package

What is Bylaw No. 830-20?

The subject property is located at 5581/5587 Squilax-Anglemont Road in Celista of Electoral Area F and is more particularly shown on the location map below:

The proposal is not consistent with the WR designation regarding the permitted maximum density, which is 1 unit per 1 ha when serviced by onsite water and sewer; there are no designations in the OCP that permit density higher than 1 unit per 1 ha when serviced by onsite water and septic services. The OCP designations that do permit parcels less than 1 ha are required to be serviced by community water and community sewer therefore, a site specific amendment to the WR Policy 11.6.3 for the subject property is required for the proposed lots sizes.

The applicant has applied to redesignate a portion of the subject property from AG -Agriculture to WR – Waterfront Residential and to create a new site specific density policy in the WR designation for the subject property only to facilitate a two lot subdivision of 0.5 ha and 0.4 ha each.

The subject parcel currently has 1 single family dwelling and 1 cabin located on it; the subdivision layout is such that each proposed lot would have one (1) dwelling; Proposed Lot A would have the single family dwelling and Proposed Lot B would have the cabin. See attached Mapping and Subdivision Plan for more details.

Parcel Coverage Bylaw Amendments (BL650-14/BL800-32/BL825-41

Public Information Package (link to Parcel Coverage webpage)

Development Services staff is proposing amendments to all three zoning bylaws in Electoral Area F: Anglemont Zoning Bylaw No. 650 (Bylaw No. 650), Magna Bay Zoning Bylaw No. 800 (Bylaw No. 800), and Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 825 (Bylaw No. 825). The amendments proposed would change the parcel coverage regulation from 25% to 30% in specific residential zones that affect waterfront properties along Shuswap Lake and the upland parcels with the same zoning. These amendments do not apply to commercial or industrial-zoned parcels.

Parcel coverage is typically the footprint of buildings and structures within the vertical projection over a parcel and is expressed as a percentage of the parcel area. It does not apply to non-building impervious surfaces such as asphalt or concrete.

The CSRD Board of Directors gave first reading to these amendments at the September 19, 2019 Board meeting and supported sending out referrals to ministries, agencies, First Nations, local qualified professionals, builders and industry professionals who work in and have a vested interest in the North Shuswap. Referral Comments are available for review below.

The CSRD Board of Directors gave second reading and delegated a public hearing for these amendments at the February 20, 2020 Board meeting. A public hearing has not yet been scheduled but is anticipated to be in spring 2020. 

See the Board Reports and supporting documents below; they provide extensive background information and the rationale for staff recommending an increase to 30% parcel coverage.

Go to the Parcel Coverage webpage to view supporting documents. 

For questions for either application, please contact:

Candice Benner, Planner II
Development Services
T: 250.833.5960