Here is a summary of how the new Provincial legislation will impact the Area E through Bylaw Amendment No. 3312:

  • Amendments to the definitions of secondary suite and single family dwelling to reflect the changes.
  • Increase in permitted size of the secondary suite from 40% to 49% of the principal dwelling unit
  • Secondary suite added as permitted accessory use in the principal dwelling unit only in the following zones:
    • Residential (A): R-1(A) Zone
    • Recreation Residential (A): RES-1(A) Zone
    • Recreation Residential (B): RES-1(B) Zone
    • Recreation Residential (C): RES-1(C) Zone
  • Decrease in the required side yard setback when adjacent to another parcel that is not a road (interior side yard) from 1.5 m to 1.2 m for the following zones:
    • Residential: R-1 Zone
    • Residential (A): R-1(A) Zone
    • Residential (Semi-Rural): RS-1 Zone

Requirements under the BC Building Code will still apply to ensure that adequate separations or building material considerations are in place. For information, please contact an RDEK Building Inspector.

To see the full draft bylaw please click here: Bylaw 3312

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