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The creation of new parcels within the Town of Ladysmith is managed by the Subdivision Approving Officer. There are provincial rules and local rules that govern subdivision. A review of the Town of Ladysmith Subdivision Bylaw and the Zoning Bylaw is the place to start when considering the subdivision of land.
The Approving Officer will consider these items as part of the review process:
Development Cost Charges
When new single family lots are created, Development Cost Charges are collected to help with the cost of new and improved infrastructure to serve new demands for capital infrastructure. In Ladysmith, DCCs are collected for Roads, Storm Drainage, Sanitary Sewer, Water and Parkland. For details please refer to the Town’s Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw.
Please watch for other new bylaws that are being considered by Council. These initiatives will provide further reductions to DCC rates in the Downtown and for developments with low environmental impact.
Council is the approving authority for the strata conversion of previously occupied buildings. Strata conversion is governed by Provincial rules and local bylaws and policies. Strata conversion proposals involving residential rental units may be considered if the rental vacancy rate is above 3%. Click here for the Strata Conversion Policy and Strata Conversion Application Checklist for strata conversion applications.