Planning & Development

The Village's Planning & Development Department acts in the public interest to prepare plans and policies to guide development, balancing the needs of the community with economic, social and environmental considerations to protect the unique character of our community and quality of life for existing and future generations.

Current Applications

File No. Type Applicant Address Purpose Documents
Z-2020-01 OCP & Zoning Bylaw Amendments Debra Waugh 421 9th Avenue To allow for the conversion of a former church to a residential use (i.e. "single family dwelling").

Application

Site Plan

Draft OCP Amendment Bylaw 807-09

Draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw 778-25

Referral Comments Report

1st & 2nd Reading Council Report

Public Hearing Ad

3rd Reading Council Report

DVP-2020-01 Development Variance Permit John Purdy 417 11th Ave To vary the required number of parking spaces for an apartment building, so that only 7 are provided for an 8-unit building.

Application

Site Plans

Draft DVP No. 2020-01-DVP

Council Report

Feedback Form

Signed Permit

DVP- 2019-04     Development Variance Permit 0738039 BC Ltd. Mike Doerksen 1016 4th Street       

The proposal is seeking to vary construction standards requirements of the Village of Keremeos Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 825, 2016, along 3rd Street between the blocks 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue. The variance is specifically requesting to construct the road structure from a Local Road Standard (Standard Drawing R-2) to a Rural Road Standard (Standard Drawing R-4).

The applicant is also requesting a renewal of the DVP previously issued for 10th Avenue; DVP 2019-01.

Application

Site Plan

Draft DVP No. 2019-04

Feedback Form

Referral Comments Report

Council Report 10th

Council Report

 

The principal functions of the Planning & Development Department are:

  • to prepare land use plans and policies for consideration by Village Council;
  • to serve the community by responding to a wide range of inquiries and applications related to the use and development of land;
  • to administer Village land use bylaws, standards and policies;
  • to facilitate citizen participation in the land use process; and
  • to act as a resource to Village Council on planning and development matters.

 

Land Use Procedures Bylaw No. 819

Defines the procedures for applying for an OCP/Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Development Permit (DP), Development Variance Permit (DVP), Watercourse Development Permit (WDP) or Temporary Use Permit (TUP).  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.

 

Agricultural Land Reserve Exclusion Application

An application for exclusion of lands from the ALR must be submitted to the local government prior to being forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission. For more information, visit the Agricultural Land Commission's website by following the link below.

Agricultural Land Commission Website

 

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 807

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies to guide planning and land use decisions within the Village. An OCP is a statement of policy and does not regulate the use of private property; that is the role regulatory bylaws such as the Zoning Bylaw play.  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.

 

Official Community Plan Future Land Use Map

Outlines future desired patterns of land use in the Village.  A copy of this map can be found by clicking here.

 

Zoning Bylaw No. 778

Specifies allowable uses by zones as well as regulating densities, setback requirements, maximum height and size of structures, off-street parking and loading requirements, home occupation regulations and provisions for permitting "secondary suites" and "carriage houses" on certain zoned properties.  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.

 

Zoning Map

Outlines current zoning designations for property in the Village.  A copy of this map can be found by clicking here.

 

Applicable fees and charges for Planning & Development services are highlighted in 'Schedule 1' of the Village's Fees & Charges Bylaw No. 795, which can be found by clicking here.