RDBN Zoning Bylaw Review

The RDBN has prepared a new zoning bylaw for the rural area of the RDBN.  Over the past year, the Planning Department has completed an extensive public and stakeholder consultation process and amended the draft zoning bylaw based on the input received.   “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 1800, 2020” has now entered the formal approval process and was given first and second reading on February 20th, 2020 and third reading on March 19, 2020.

A public hearing for the bylaw was held on March 10, 2020.

The bylaw text and mapping are posted below.

Zoning Bylaw No. 1800, 2020 Documents:

Zoning Bylaw Text (Schedule A)

Zoning Bylaw Maps (Schedule B) - (Click on the buttons below to view mapping)

Electoral Area A Electoral Area B Electoral Area C Electoral Area D

Electoral Area E Electoral Area F Electoral Area G   

Paper copies and maps can be viewed at the Regional District office in Burns Lake.

Why is a new zoning bylaw needed?

It is important to keep the Zoning Bylaw relevant and updated to reflect changes in legislation, planning law, and land use and development trends.  There is also opportunity to improve the bylaw's clarity and effectiveness.    

What does a Zoning Bylaw Do?

The zoning bylaw contains regulations relating to the use and development of land in the rural area of the RDBN.  This includes regulations relating to the following:

  • The use and density of land, buildings and other structures.
  • The siting, size and dimensions of buildings and other structures and permitted uses.
  • The location of uses on the land and within buildings and other structures.
  • The shape, dimensions and area of all parcels of land created by subdivision, including minimum and maximum parcel sizes). 
  • And, minimum landscaping, screening, and parking requirements.

For more information:

Click here for the February 20, 2020 1st and 2nd Reading Report to the Board

Click here for the March 19, 2020 3rd Reading Report to the Board