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The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.

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Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News

May 4, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

Following the Public Hearing for Lot 15, Park Drive, the SSILTC: requested staff work with the applicant for 145 Scott Point Drive; rescinded third reading of Bylaws 474 and 475 for 2850 Fulford-Ganges Road; gave third reading to the Lot 15 Park Drive bylaw and forwarded it to the Executive Committee; requested the applicant for 270 Furness Road submit reports and that staff prepare draft bylaws to amend the OCP and LUB; and added a review of the Short Term Vacation Rentals policy to the projects list.


April 13, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC: requested Bylaw Enforcement provide a report on STVRs and airbnbs; requested staff provide a report regarding Ganges Village Area Planning – Harbourwalk; reallocated project monies; directed staff provide  information on Development Approval Information Bylaws; directed staff provide options and project estimates for contracting a consultant for both the Affordable Housing – Cottages and the Marine Environment Protection projects; directed staff to amend Bylaw No. 355 such that boundary fences be limited to 2.4 meters in height; amended SS-TUP-2017.2 180 - Thomas Road and approved issuance; approved issuance of SS-DVP-2017.2 Margaret Avenue; and forwarded the report, “Review of Report “Safe Yield Analysis For Surface Water Resources," to SSIWPA.


March 23, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC requested: staff refer 295 Roland Road to MOTI regarding roadway encroachment; and ​the applicant for 347 Bridgman Road submit archaeological reports and staff prepare draft bylaws to amend the OCP and LUB from CA 2 to a Rural zone variant The SSILTC discussed: short-term vacation rentals, rental accommodation, bed and breakfast businesses; and rainwater catchment for the Ganges village area.


March 2, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC amended and read a first time draft Bylaws 488, 489, and 490.  Learn more about the Industrial Land Uses project.


February 9, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC resolved: to administer, through SSIWPA, a partnership with Royal Roads university students to investigate the potential for rainwater harvesting; to contribute $2,000 to undertake a land use inventory of SSI agricultural land; and approved issuance of a service contract to conduct an hydrology review of the sustainable yield model developed by SSIWPA Technical Working Group. Regarding a proposal to amend zoning on Lot 15 Park Drive from CA4 to R6, the SSI LTC: gave Bylaw No. 497 second reading; requested staff schedule a Public Hearing; and requested the applicant forward an archaeological report at or before the Public Hearing. The SSI LTC approved issuance of DPs for 1429 Fulford-Ganges Road conditional upon receipt of a landscaping security and for 121 Upper Ganges Road. 

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Page last updated: 12/05/17
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