Development Permits

The Official Community Plan (OCP) identifies twelve Development Permit Areas within Esquimalt.

Properties within these Development Permit Areas require a Development Permit to be issued by Council, for any new development or redevelopment.

Development Permits:

  • Protect the natural environment (DPA 1)
  • Protect development from hazardous conditions (DPA 2)
  • Provide guidelines for the exterior form and character of developments, including:
  • Establish objectives for energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction (DPA 7)
  • Establish objectives for water conservation (DPA 8)
  • Provide guidelines for specific locations in Esquimalt including:

Once approved, Development Permits are binding for current and future owners of the property.


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