Planning and Development Department - Town of Gibsons

There are two main types of work handled by the Planning Department and they can be categorized as Long Term Planning and Short Term Planning. Long Term Planning includes work with the community on initiatives with a long range focus. The Town’s key long range plan for land use is the Town’s Official Community Plan. Short Term Planning includes the processing of subdivision and development applications.

The majority of the Planning Department’s work is covered under Part 26 of the Local Government Act including:

  • requirements of the Official Community Plan
  • Board of Variance
  • zoning regulations
  • regulation of signs
  • designation of Development Permit Applications
  • Development Variance Permits
  • subdivision and development requirements