Zoning is the major tool by which the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) regulates the use, size and siting of development and buildings within the electoral areas of the RDFFG. Land use designations, or zones identified on zoning bylaw maps are more detailed than those of the Official Community Plan (OCP) and are accompanied by text that establishes permitted uses, densities, size, siting and building form. The purpose of zoning is to provide for the orderly development of the community, and to avoid conflicts between incompatible uses.
For most of the RDFFG electoral areas, a single zoning bylaw applies:
Within Area C, Punchaw Lake, a separate zoning bylaw applies:
Within Area H, a separate zoning bylaw applies to the proposed area of the Valemount Glacier Destination development:
The zoning designation for a property cannot be changed from one zone to another without a formal rezoning application. The zoning amendment process involves public notification, a public hearing and first, second, third reading and adoption of a formal bylaw by the Regional District Board of Directors. A Zoning Amendment application fee is $900 and can take approximately six months to process.
A brochure outlining the amendment process can be found here: Brochure Link
Rural Land Use Bylaw - Electoral Area E Hixon-Woodpecker
A Rural Land Use Bylaw (RLUB) is a land use bylaw that contains simplified Official Community Plan policies and zoning regulations. The RLUB serves as a guide to the RDFFG Board and public in making land use and development decisions in a sparsely settled rural area. It further establishes the form and character for existing and future land use and servicing requirements of the area. A Rural Land Use Bylaw amendment application fee is $900 and can take approximately six months to process.
A brochure outlining the amendment process can be found here: Brochure Link.
You can see Zoning and RLUB designations on our interactive map. Click the highlighted text to access the map.