The primary focus of the Development Services Department is to assist Council with managing growth and development. The Department's responsibilities encompass several service areas, including long-range policy planning, development application review, subdivision approval, building permits, property files and inspections, and bylaw enforcement related to land use.
Long-Range Policy Planning
The Official Community Plan is a municipal planning document that presents a long-range vision for Coldstream and the steps necessary to achieve that vision through policies respecting existing and future land uses, infrastructure, public facilities, and areas with special conditions. The Official Community Plan and supporting documents provide guidance to the public, the business community, the development community, District staff, and Council. All applications for development are reviewed in the context of the Official Community Plan.