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District adopts new zoning bylaw

On November 14, 2011, District of Sooke Council adopted Bylaw No. 500, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2011. This bylaw replaces Bylaw No. 270, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2006 and is the result of extensive public consultation and positive direction from Council.

 

The District of Sooke began its review of the Sooke Zoning Bylaw in late 2010. Council was looking for a user-friendly, innovative zoning bylaw that meets the needs of the community’s vision, as contained in the newly adopted Official Community Plan and in other recent plans and studies.

 

Some highlights of the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw are:

 

Concentrates density in the Town Centre, and within sewer serviced areas;

Introduces minimum frontages into all zones;

Updates the Neighbourhood Commercial zone to meet the OCP requirements for commercial nodes;

Upgrades the Manufactured Home Park zone to reflect community needs;

Integrates food security, rainwater management, and green technologies into the zones in an appropriate way;

Provides for a range of agricultural zones, allowing for young farmers to access land;

Contains a new zone for Technical Industrial Business Parks;

Provides for a range of residential zones with differing lot sizes to permit a variety of housing types in Sooke.

 

For more information please visit our website  HYPERLINK "http://www.sooke.ca" www.sooke.ca to download the new bylaw, maps and background information or contact:

 

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