Proposed Development Permit Amendments

Based on feedback received from the public, the City is considering minor adjustments to the proposed amendments for the Bald Eagle Nest Tree Development Permit Area to include Great Blue Heron nest trees.

Thank you to those who have contributed to this project. A public engagement follow-up summary is being prepared and the FAQ section of this webpage is being updated.

Project Next Steps

November 2020

  • The Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw previously received first and second reading at the November, 2020, Council meeting.

May 2022

  • First Nations engagement is underway and will be completed by mid-May.
  • The Environmental Advisory Committee will meet to review the proposed amendments arising from the public engagement sessions on May 18, 2022.
  • The second public engagement report will be presented at the May 30, 2022, Council meeting.

June – August 2022

  • A Public Hearing may be scheduled for the updated Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw at the June 27, 2022, Council meeting.
  • The updated OCP Amendment Bylaw may be considered for third reading and adoption at the July 11, 2022, Council meeting.

Project History

November 2021: The City held two virtual meetings and an online survey to gather feedback on proposed amendments to two Development Permit Areas in the Official Community Plan (Hazard Conditions for steep slopes, and Great Blue Heron nest trees).

March 2022: A virtual Engagement session took place.


FAQs - Updated May 2022

FAQs - Proposed amendments-OCP-Great Blue Heron Nest Trees

  • Q: How are Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle nest trees defined?

  • Q: How are Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle nest trees regulated?

  • Q: How do I find out if my property is near a Great Blue Heron or Bald Eagle nest tree?

  • Q: Why is the City proposing updates to the regulations and adding Great Blue Heron nest trees?

  • Q: What are the changes being proposed?

  • Q: Do the proposed changes secure future, recruitment nest tree habitat?

  • Q: What activities trigger the Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron Nest Tree Development Permit process?

  • Q: What is the process if I want to restore habitat in a Bald Eagle or Great Blue Heron Nest Tree Development Permit Area?

  • Q: What should I do if I think I might need a Development Permit?

  • Q: How do I comment on, or ask questions about, the proposed changes?

  • Q: How are residents being informed about the proposed changes?

  • Q: How much does a Development Permit cost?

  • Q: How do I apply for a Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron Nest Tree Development Permit?

  • Q: Are there any consequences to disregarding the Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron Nest Tree Development Permit Area guidelines and exemptions?

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