Juan de Fuca Community Planning

The Juan de Fuca Community Planning office provides land use planning services for the Juan de Fuca (JdF) Electoral Area. Key functions include the review and administration of:

  • Official community plans
  • Land use and zoning bylaws
  • Development applications

Staff offer support to local Advisory Planning Commissions, Boards of Variance, the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee and the Electoral Area Director.

Hot Topics

Radio Communication & Broadcasting Antenna System Application LP000020 Lot 1, Section 31, Otter District, Plan 17157, Except Part in Plans 17314, 45873 and 47428 (7908 West Coast Road)

A revised application has been received for a 47 m radio communication tower with antenna system and lightening rod at 7908 West Coast Road.

Any written submissions regarding this application may be forwarded to the Capital Regional District (CRD), Juan de Fuca Community Planning, 3-7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1 or via email and must be received prior to 4pm on November 8, 2021.

Copies of the comments will be forwarded to the applicant for a response.

Following the close of the initial comment period, the application will be presented to the Land Use Committee (LUC) for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

Additional opportunity to comment will be available when the application returns to the LUC.

Should you have any questions, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning Amendment Application RZ000274 - Lot 28, Section 15, Otter District, Plan VIP87643 (3312 Otter Point Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to amend Bylaw No. 2040 to amend the Rural Residential A Kennel (RR-AK) zone to permit an existing accessory athletic facility at 3312 Otter Point Road (Bylaw No. 4454) at its meeting of September 21, 2021.

At that meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4454 be referred to agencies and to the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Radio Communication & Broadcasting Antenna System Application LP000027 - District Lot 251, Renfrew District, PID 031-260-420 (West Coast Road at Minute Creek)

An application has been received for a 63.0 m radio communications tower with antenna system and lightening rod at District Lot 251, Renfrew District (West Coast Road at Minute Creek).

The initial public comment period closed on September 20, 2021.

Copies of the comments will be forwarded to the applicant for a response.

Following the close of the initial comment period, the application will be presented to the Land Use Committee (LUC) for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

Additional opportunity to comment will be available when the application returns to the LUC.

Should you have any questions, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Radio Communication & Broadcasting Antenna System Application LP000026 - Lot 205, Renfrew District, PID 008-360-740 (6215 Powder Main Road)

An application has been received for a 68.0 m radio communications tower with antenna system and lightening rod at Lot 205, Renfrew District (6215 Powder Main Road).

The initial public comment period closed on September 20, 2021. 

Copies of the comments have been forwarded to the applicant for a response.

Following the close of the initial comment period, the application will be presented to the Land Use Committee (LUC) for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

Additional opportunity to comment will be available when the application returns to the LUC.

Should you have any questions, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning Amendment Application RZ000273 - Section 17, Otter District (3542 & 1-3542 Otter Point Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to amend Bylaw No. 2040 to rezone a 8.5 ha portion of the subject property from the Industrial Sawmill (M-3) zone to a new Rural Industrial (M-RU) zone to permit a range of business, general industrial and associated retail uses (Bylaw No. 4423) at its meeting of July 20, 2021.

At that meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4423 be referred to agencies and to the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission.

The Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission considered Bylaw No. 4423 at its meeting of August 11, 2021.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Radio Communication & Broadcasting Antenna System Application LP000025 - District Lot 175, Renfrew District, PID 023-414-308 (Cedar Coast Road)

An application has been received for a 57.0 m radio communications tower with antenna system at District Lot 175, Renfrew District (Cedar Coast Road).

The initial public comment period closed on August 23, 2021.

No comments were received during the initial public comment period.

The LUC recommended a statement of concurrence its meeting of September 21, 2021.

The CRD Board provided a statement of concurrence at its meeting of October 13, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Proposed Amendment Bylaws Nos. 4412 and 4413 - Outdoor Recreation

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered and recommended referral of proposed Bylaws Nos. 4412 and 4413 to agencies and to the Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission at its meeting of May 18, 2021.

Proposed Bylaw No. 4412 would amend Land Use Bylaw for the Rural Resource Lands, Bylaw No. 3602, by deleting the outdoor recreation definition and permitted use.

Proposed Bylaw No. 4413 would amend the Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, Bylaw No. 2040, by deleting the outdoor recreation definition and permitted use.

The amendments are proposed to support review of specific proposals for outdoor recreation uses through submission of individual zoning amendment applications and public consultation on a site-specific basis.

The Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission considered proposed Bylaw Nos. 4412 and 4413 at its meeting of June 7, 2021.

The LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw Nos. 4412 and 4413 be given first and second reading and direction to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of July 20, 2021.

The CRD Board gave Bylaw Nos. 4412 and 4413 first and second reading and direction to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of September 8, 2021.

A public hearing will be held:

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 7pm
Place: Hosted Electronically from 3–7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 situation, the hearings will be held electronically. To register to attend please contact the Juan de Fuca Community Planning Office by email.

Written submissions should be sent to Juan de Fuca Community Planning before noon on October 5, 2021, to ensure availability at each public hearing.
Mail: 3–7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1
Email
Fax: 250.642.5274

Verbal submissions will also be accepted at each public hearing.

Please be advised that any submissions made at the hearings, whether verbally or in writing, will form part of the public record.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning Amendment Application RZ000272 - Section 42, Otter District (Clark Road & Aythree Way)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to amend Bylaw No. 2040 to rezone an 11 ha portion of the subject property from the Forestry (AF) zone to a new Agricultural 2 (AG-2) zone to permit two dwelling units and up to either two secondary suites or two detached accessory suites, agriculture, and an equestrian riding facility with an ancillary campground (Bylaw No. 4422) at its meeting of June 15, 2021.

At that meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4422, as amended to add Campground as an accessory use, be referred to agencies and to the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission.

The Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission considered Bylaw No. 4422, as amended, at its meeting of July 6, 2021.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning Amendment Application RZ000271 - PID 006-452-230 (9662 West Coast Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to amend Bylaw No. 2040 to amend the Forestry (AF) zone to add a site specific provision to permit an industrial sawmill and associated log and lumber storage uses on the subject property (Bylaw No. 4407) at its meeting of March 16, 2021. At that meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4407 be referred to agencies and to the Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission.

The Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission considered proposed Bylaw No. 4407 at its meeting of April 6, 2021.

The LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4407 be given first and second reading and direction to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of June 15, 2021.

The CRD Board gave proposed Bylaw No. 4407 first and second reading and direction to proceed to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of July 14, 2021.

A public hearing was held August 10, 2021.

The CRD Board gave Bylaw No. 4407 third reading at its meeting of September 8, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Zoning Amendment Application RZ000270 - Section 4, Renfrew District Except Those Parts in Plans 427R, 23879, VIP68644, VIP79213, VIP80549, VIP82411 and EPP69011 (12036 West Coast Road)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to amend Bylaw No. 2040 to amend the Wildwood Terrace Neighbourhood Commercial C-1A zone to add food and beverage processing in order to permit a brewery and accessory service and sales on the subject property (Bylaw No. 4381) at its meeting of November 17, 2020. At that meeting the LUC supported the applicant's request to amend proposed Bylaw No. 4381 to increase the Total Floor Area permitted by the C-1A zone from 1000 m2 to 4000 m2 and recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4381, as amended, be referred to agencies and to the Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission.

The Shirley/Jordan River Advisory Planning Commission considered Bylaw No. 4381 at its meeting of December 9, 2020.

The LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4381 be given first and second reading and direction to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of June 15, 2021.

The CRD Board gave proposed Bylaw No. 4381 first and second reading and direction to proceed to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of July 14, 2021.

A public hearing was held August 10, 2021.

The CRD Board gave Bylaw No. 4381 third reading at its meeting of September 8, 2021.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Juan de Fuca Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Rezoning and Official Community Plan Amendment Application RZ000245 - Block 1043, Malahat District (3950 Goldstream Heights Drive)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to rezone the property from the Greenbelt 2 (Gb2) zone to a new Commercial Recreation – Medical Marihuana (CR1-MM) zone (proposed Bylaw No. 4196) and to designate the property as a Commercial Development Permit Area (proposed Bylaw No. 4197) in order to permit a campground facility, tourist cabins, outdoor amusement facilities, and a licensed medical marihuana production facility pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) at its July 18, 2017 meeting. At this meeting the LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4196 and Bylaw No. 4197 be referred to agencies and to a public information meeting.

A public information meeting was held September 7, 2017.

Public Information Meeting Notes

At its meeting of January 16, 2018, the LUC considered a modified application to rezone the property to a new Industrial - Medical Marihuana Production (M4) zone (proposed Bylaw No. 4196) and to designate the property as a Commercial and Industrial Development Permit Area (proposed Bylaw No. 4197) for a licensed medical marihuana production facility, as well as to receive referral comments from agencies and the public information. At this meeting the LUC recommended that the revised proposed Bylaw Nos. 4196 and 4197 be referred again to agencies and to a public information meeting.

A public information meeting was held on February 26, 2018.

Public Information Meeting Notes

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Local Area Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Comprehensive Community Plan Amendment Application RZ000242 (Pacific Gateway Marina)

The Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (LUC) considered the request to redesignate the following properties from Marine Protection (M) and Residential (R) to a new Pacific Gateway Marina (PGM) designation, and to rezone the subject properties from Marine (M) and Community Residential – One (CR-1) to a new Pacific Gateway Marina Comprehensive Development (PGM-CD) zone, in order to permit a mix of community uses, year-round residential accommodation, vacation properties, and commercial tourism, recreation and marina services to the general public at its September 18, 2018 meeting.

  • That Part of Section 97, Renfrew District as Shown Coloured Red on Plan 344R (PID: 009-592-342);
  • Lot 1, Section 97, Renfrew District, Plan EPP24972 (PID: 028-991-125);
  • That Part of District Lot 17, Renfrew District Shown Outlined in Red on Plan 347R (PID: 009-575-006); and
  • Those Parts of Block A and B, District Lot 751, Together with Unsurveyed Crown Foreshore or Land Covered by Water Being Part of the Bed of Port San Juan, All Within Renfrew District, Shown Outlined in Red on Licence V905027, Containing 3.86

At this meeting the LUC amended proposed Bylaw No. 4096 to add fish processing as a permitted use to the PGM-CD zone and directed referral of proposed Bylaw No. 4096, as amended, to external agencies. Bylaw No 4096 will also be referred to a public information meeting in Port Renfrew.

A public information meeting was held in Port Renfrew on December 11, 2018.

The LUC tabled consideration of the proposal at its meeting of June 16, 2020.

The LUC recommended that proposed Bylaw No. 4096 be given first and second reading and direction to proceed to public hearing at its meeting of September 15, 2020.

The CRD Board referred consideration of Bylaw No. 4096 at its meeting of October 14, 2020.

The CRD Board resolved to postpone consideration of Bylaw No. 4096 to its meeting of February 10, 2021 at its meeting of December 9, 2020.

The CRD Board resolved to postpone consideration of Bylaw No. 4096 at its meeting of February 10, 2021

Should you have any questions or for further information, please email Community Planning or call 250.642.8100.

Contacts

Mailing Address:
Juan de Fuca Community Planning
#3 - 7450 Butler Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1

Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Tel: 250.642.8100
Fax: 250.642.5274
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