The Planning and Development Department provides planning services within their two Planning Divisions: Community & Regional Planning Division; and, Development Services Division.
The Community & Regional Planning Division is responsible for guiding long term vision for each of the CVRD's nine electoral areas. Planners within this Division are charged with the task of preparing Official Community Plans for each electoral area that set out policies, priorities, and guidelines for land use and community development.
The Development Services Division is responsible for implementing current land use planning standards. Planners within this Division are charged with the task of preparing Zoning Bylaws for each electoral area that set out land use planning standards.
The two Planning Divisions together also manage the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendment process, prepare various statistical reports, and address community planning-related issues and projects of concern.