Parcel size in subdivisions is tied
to health concerns such as water supply and sewage disposal capability,
and to local government zoning bylaws. In areas that are not governed
by any subdivision or zoning bylaws
Section 6 of the Subdivision Regulations
(B.C. Regulation 262/70) of the Local Services Act governs parcel
plans that do not meet parcel size or zoning requirements may not be approved, except in the
- One new lot is being created for a separate residence for a relative,
pursuant to Section 514 of the Local Government Act.
(See “Subdivision of Land for Relatives”)
- A proposal met parcel size requirements when Preliminary Layout Approval
was issued, and then rezoning rendered the proposal non-conforming under
Section 511 of the Local Government Act. In such a case, the proposal
can be given final approval within one year of the adoption of the bylaw.