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Small Holdings One (SH1) Review

Background

As part of the proposed creation of a single zoning bylaw for the Okanagan Electoral Areas, the Regional District is proposing to combine the Small Holdings One (SH1) Zone with the Large Holdings One (LH1) Zone in the Electoral Area "D-2" Zoning Bylaw No. 2455, 2008, and Electoral Area "E" Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008, and to generally amend the zoning of properties currently SH1.

Zone Transition

In light of the substantial similarities that exist between the SH1 and LH1 Zones in Electoral Area “D-2” & “E” zoning bylaws, the Regional District is proposing to consolidate the SH1 Zone into the LH1 Zone.

Electoral Area "D-2":

In Electoral Area “D-2”, due to the policy statements that exist within the  OCP Bylaw regarding maximum density in the Upper Carmi area (i.e. one dwelling unit per parcel), the Regional District is proposing to apply a site specific provision in order to maintain this regulation (i.e. by excluding accessory dwellings as a permitted accessory use). 

Similarly, it is also being proposed to maintain the current range of permitted uses in the Upper Carmi area through this site specific provision so that uses normally associated with the LH1 Zone (i.e. “kennels”) are not permitted.

The transition from SH1 to LH1 will also allow for mobile homes (i.e. Z240) to be a permitted form of dwelling type on affected properties.

Electoral Area "E":

To facilitate this consolidation in Electoral Area “E”, the Regional District is proposing to re-draft the objectives and policies of the Rural Holdings section of the OCP Bylaw.

The transition from SH1 to LH1 will also allow for mobile homes (i.e. Z240) to be a permitted form of dwelling type on affected properties, while it is further being proposed to amend the front and rear setbacks for principal and accessory building in the LH1 Zone to be consistent with the other Electoral Areas (this will be to the benefit of affected property owners).

Mapping:

A number of other properties would also be more appropriately zoned Small Holdings Three (SH3), and it is intended to consult with affected property owners regarding the proposed zoning changes.

Amendment Bylaw Status

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaw No. 2797
(version 2018-01-18)

 

SH1 Zone vs. LH1 Zone (Electoral Area "D-2")

 

SH1 Zone vs. LH1 Zone (Electoral Area "E")

Direct Notification of affected property owners 
(TBD)

 

Public Hearing

TBD

Public Notice

Feedback Form

Planning & Development Committee

Administrative Report

Minutes (2018-01-18)

 

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 Supervisor
cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
250-490-4101