Home Industry/Occupation & Cannabis Production Update

Background

The Regional District is proposing a serious of amendments to the Electoral Area Zoning Bylaws in order to update the regulations related to “home industry” and “home occupation” uses. 

It is further proposed to prohibit cannabis production in all zones, other than Industrial, with exceptions being provided for parcels in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) where cannabis production complies with the requirements of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Act & Regulations and to allow cannabis production as a form of “home industry” use but clarifying that it is not a permitted form of “home occupation” use. 

With regard to the update of “home industry” and “home occupation” regulations, it is being proposed to, amongst other things, introduce standardized wording related to:

  • A home occupation shall not occupy more than 50% of the floor area of a principal dwelling unit or accessory building to a maximum of 50.0 m2;

  • A home occupation shall not involve the outdoor storage of materials and equipment associated with a contractor, trade or mobile service;

  • No home industry shall be permitted on a parcel less than 2.0 hectares in size;

  • The maximum floor area utilized for a home industry, including the indoor or outdoor storage of materials, commodities or finished products associated with the home industry shall not exceed 200.0 m2; and

  • Only persons residing in the principal dwelling unit may carry on the home industry located on the parcel, and up to two (2) non-resident employees may be on the parcel.

Amendment Bylaw Status

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaw:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2849

 

Amendment Bylaw No. 2849
(annotated version)

Public Hearing:

TBD

 

Feedback Form

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-09-06)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2019-02-21)

 

Administrative Report

Minutes (2019-03-21)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes

 

Public Hearing:

Report

Representations

 

3rd Reading:

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes

Contact Us!

For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact:
Christopher Garrish 
Planning Manager
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4101