Development Permits

Section 488(1) of the Local Government Act allows local governments to designate Development Permit Areas (DPAs). Under this authority Ucluelet’s Official Community Plan designates the following DPAs:

Form and Character Development Permit Areas

The objective of the Form and Character designations and guidelines are to guide the development of a pedestrian-oriented, compact and vibrant town which maintains its coastal village character and does the following: protect important public views, create buildings at a scale which is comfortable and inviting to pedestrians, reflect and adapt to the climate and coastal weather, and acknowledge the heritage of Ucluelet.

  • Village Square (DPA I)
  • Peninsula Road (DPA II)
  • Industrial (DPA III)
  • Multi-family, Commercial & Mixed Use (DPA IV)

Schedule F

Environmental Development Permit Areas

The objective of the Environmental designations and guidelines are to guide development to ensure that the most sensitive environmental features of a site are protected and ecological functions are not needlessly disturbed by development activities.

  • Terrestrial Ecosystems (Mature Forest) (DPA V)
  • Stream and Riparian Areas Protection (DPA VI)
  • Marine Shoreline (DPA VII)

Schedule E

Hazardous Conditions Development Permit Areas

The objective of the Hazardous Conditions designation and guidelines are to guide development in areas of high risk (an incline of 30 degrees or more).

  • Natural Hazard Areas Protection (Steep Slopes) (DPA VIII)

Schedule G

Development Application Form

Development Checklist

For More Information:

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