District of Lake Country easing up on permit process

Obtaining a development permit from the District of Lake Country just got a little easier.

  • Jul. 10, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Depending on your location and proposed project, obtaining a development permit from the District of Lake Country just got a little easier.

Under the direction of council the district is moving to development permits, particularly for smaller hillside projects, that allow staff review and approval, without having to wait to get on council’s public meeting agenda. This is a slight adjustment to the original procedures in the OCP addressing permits for projects located in development permit areas.

“Council wants to rework the process in place to strike a balance between process and necessary protections,” said Mark Koch, director of planning and development at the district.

What this means for home owners depends on the type of projects brought forward for consideration. According to recommendations, staff will be able to, “issue development permits for low risk permits which do not address aesthetic or architectural issues.”

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