Approval Process for Bare Land Strata Plans
The following guidelines apply.
The minimum parcel size of the strata lots must meet the minimum parcel
size of the zoning bylaw.
Lot density should be calculated based on the total area minus
any dedication for the access routes.
Sections 5 and 8 of B.C. Regulation 75/78, bare land strata
subdivisions must provide public road dedications to lands beyond and
to a body of water, as well as for continuity of existing roads.
The internal roads of the strata plan are private roads. The strata
regulations refer to them as access routes, and they should be shown
as such on the strata plan.
Community Water, Sewage and Drainage Systems
Community water and sewage systems and storm drainage systems are treated
the same as in any conventional subdivision.
Deposits and Guarantees
The Ministry and the Provincial Approving Officer cannot hold a security
deposit to guarantee completion of services. If a public third party
— such as a Regional District — or the agencies that have jurisdiction
wish to hold the security, the Approving Officer may approve the plan
provided the agency or public third party certifies that it has sufficient
For further information on easements and statutory rights-of-way, see sections 182 and 218 in the Land Title & Survey Authority Practice Manual, Volume 1.