RIPARIAN AREAS RAR Salt Spring Island DPA 7
This is the second go-around for this land use bylaw. The first time it was proposed as an island-wide bylaw covering most of the watersheds. There was a massive pushback from the residents of Salt Spring. This time around the Island Trust has mapped all of the steams/creaks/lakes.
Here is the map of the island with DPA 7 (Development Permit Area) on it.
If a home you are looking at is in the area there will be no impact until you want to do something ie renovate or add on but if it’s vacant land and you want to build there will be a big impact. At that point you would need to follow the proposed new bylaw; ss-bl-480-2nd-reading
It’s surprising how many buyers do not check the property for DPA and find out after the fact.
Scott & June Simmons
The Salt Spring Team