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PH Notice Bylaw 2140




Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Bylaw No. 2140

June 6, 2023, 7:00pm

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to section 467 of the Local Government Act, the Town of Ladysmith will consider “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 2014, No. 1860, Amendment Bylaw 2023, No. 2140” and that a public hearing is not required under section 464(2) of the Local Government Act. Council will consider first reading on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:00pm and may give up to three readings of the bylaw at that meeting.

Affected Lands

Bylaw No. 2140 will apply to all properties that:

  • Are within a zone that permits secondary suites, coach houses, two-unit dwellings (duplexes), multiple-unit dwellings or any non-residential use; or
  • Are within the Downtown area; or
  • Are zoned R-3 or R-3-A.

What is the Proposal About?

Bylaw No. 2140 proposes amendments to the “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 2014, No. 1860” to align with policies in the recently adopted “Official Community Plan Bylaw 2022, No. 2200”. If approved, Bylaw No. 2140 will:

  • Amend the definitions for secondary suite and two-unit dwelling.
  • Amend the secondary suite and coach house regulations, including:
  • to allow secondary suites within townhouse dwellings and two-unit dwellings, where permitted by the applicable zone.
  • to prohibit secondary suites and coach houses from being stratified or subdivided from the main dwelling.
  • Allow secondary suites as an accessory use within the Medium Density Residential (R-3) and Low Density Residential (R-3-A) zones.
  • Add definitions for “long-term bicycle parking space”, “oversized bicycle parking space”, and “short-term bicycle parking space”.
  • Amend the parking and loading regulations, including:

Where Can I Get More Information?

A copy of the proposed bylaw may be viewed at or in person at the Town of Ladysmith City Hall located at 410 Esplanade or the Development Services Office located at 132C Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC, until June 6, 2023. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm, excluding statutory holidays.

Notice Issued by the Corporate Officer.


Questions can be directed to staff in the

Town of Ladysmith Development Services Department

by calling 250-245-6415 or emailing

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