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. Find the relevant permit information by viewing the development permit area.

Development Permits:

  • Protect the natural environment 
  • Protect development from hazardous conditions 
  • Provide guidelines for the exterior form and character of developments, including:
    • Residential 
    • Commercial 
    • Business 
    • Multi-Family Residential 
  • Establish objectives for energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Establish objectives for water conservation
  • Provide guidelines for specific locations in Esquimalt including:
    • The English Inn 
    • Esquimalt Town Square  
    • West Bay 
    • McLoughlin Point 

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

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