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Court upholds Regional District zoning bylaw

March 04, 2014 - 1:47 PM

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has received a recent Provincial Court judgment that upholds the integrity of its Zoning Bylaw No. 871.

The Honourable Madame Justice Holmes issued her written reasons for judgment on the validity of a section of the bylaw after a challenge launched by the proponent of the Kelowna Mountain development. 

Regional Board Chair Robert Hobson says, “We are pleased with the finding of the court that upholds the validity of the Agri-tourism definition in the Zoning Bylaw and we thank Justice Holmes for her consideration of the merits of this case as outlined in her ruling.”  Hobson adds, “This ruling also confirms the Regional District acted correctly in its application of the Zoning Bylaw.”

The Regional District of Central Okanagan encourages property owners who are thinking of developing their property to come in and meet with planning staff early in the process.   Early dialogue leads to better results and affords the Regional District to offer options and guidance that will keep developers within the framework of the Zoning Bylaw and other applicable regulations.

For online information on Official Community Plans, the Zoning Bylaw and guides to the various planning application processes please visit

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