Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (Wildfire Development Permit Area) 2809, 2021

When: October 05 - 06:00pm

Where: Council Chambers and electronically

WHAT'S PROPOSED: 
Official Community Plan amendment to reduce risk of wildfire hazard.

PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT:
To establish a new Wildfire Development Permit Area that will help reduce the risk to public safety, property, and the District’s forests from wildfire hazard. The proposed Development Permit Area includes guidelines related to subdivision design that are intended to ensure site design minimizes risk, enables fire fighting in adjacent greenspace and enables evacuation. Other guidelines address fire-resistant roofing and fire-resistant building components. Guidelines also address how fire-prone trees and shrubs can be used in the 10 m priority 1 zone around buildings. These guidelines include requirements for spacing plants and trees from each other and from buildings, and prohibits the use of three specific high risk trees and shrubs: juniper, cedar and yew. More detail can be found at squamish.ca/wildfire, including information about the accompanying District of Squamish Wildfire Landscaping Management Bylaw No. 2834, 2021, which is not part of the public hearing process.

 PROPOSED BYLAW:
District of Squamish Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500, 2017, Amendment Bylaw (Wildfire Development Permit Area) 2809, 2021

AFFECTED LANDS:
Primary Wildfire Development Permit Area, Squamish BC
Secondary Wildfire Development Permit Area, Squamish BC


People who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 21 being held at 6 p.m.


There are four ways to participate:

  1. In writing
  2. Electronic participation
  3. By telephone
  4. In person

 To learn more, please visit the Public Hearings and Meetings page.