Land Use & Planning

For information on scheduled Public Hearings, please visit the Notices/Advisories, Land Use and Planning - Public Hearings webpage, here

This page contains information about the following Planning related items: Land Use and Planning, Helpful Documents and How to Reach Us.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of zoning, land use and development applications. The department is also involved in the development of long-term community plans which focus on the future vision and objectives of communities within the rural electoral areas of the Regional District. Regionally focused projects that involve member municipalities or other Provincial agencies and interest groups include sustainability, agriculture, affordable housing and climate change. The principal functions of the Planning Department are:

  • to prepare land use plans and policies for consideration by the RDCK Board to promote the allocation of resources in support of planned and orderly development;
  • to serve the community by responding to a wide range of inquiries and applications related to the use and development of land;
  • to administer RDCK land use bylaws, standards and policies;
  • to provide the opportunity for meaningful public consultation; and
  • to act as a resource to the RDCK Board on planning and development matters.

Helpful Documents

Information on Land Development [PDF - 1.6 MB]

2017 Development Application Form [PDF - 360 KB]

Terms of Reference for Environmental Reports [PDF - 85 KB]

Living by Water Brochure [PDF - 422 KB]

Site Profile Waiver [PDF - 146 KB]

Environmental Management Act, CONTAMINATED SITES REGULATION (Link):

  • Schedule 1, Site Profile (under 'Resources' - Site Profile Form With Instructions)
  • Schedule 2, Industrial and Commercial Purposes and Activities (under 'Laws and Regulations' - CSR Schedule 2)

How To Reach Us

Nelson Office
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-RDCK (7325)
Phone: (250) 352-8165
Fax: (250) 352-9300

Chris Talbot
Planning Assistant
Phone: (250) 352-8165


Sangita Sudan 
General Manager

of Development Services


Meeri Durand
Senior Project Planner

Eileen Senyk
Darcy Roszell

Mark Crowe
Parks Planner

Paris Marshall Smith

Sustainability Coordinator




The content on this page was last updated January 10 2019 at 4:04 PM