The Environmentally Sensitive Areas in the Atlas reflect known or mapped watercourses and sensitive ecosystems within the regional district, The most recent update to the Atlas was with information from the 1998 and 2004 Provincial Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory (SEI). The SEI identifies and maps rare and fragile ecosystems for a given area based on aerial photography and field confirmation. Click here for more information on the SEI.
The Atlas can be viewed on RDN MAP
Each of the seven Official Community Plans (OCP) includes sections identifying areas where development permits are required prior to the commencement of development. The development permit is issued in keeping with the various guidelines laid out in the OCP. Please click on 'Official Community Plans' to view the Development Permit Areas in each OCP.
Many development permit areas now have guidelines to protect groundwater. In 2011 the Yellow Point Aquifer Protection Development Permit Area was included in the Electoral Area 'A' OCP to help protect and conserve water in the vulnerable Yellow Point aquifer. The development permit area establishes conditions to assess the impact development will have on groundwater and ensure water conservation through rainwater collection. Click Here for an overview of the Yellow Point Aquifer Protection Development Permit Area.
Contact the RDN's Planning Department for more information.
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