Planning & development regulations - Saanich and Oak Bay

UVic is bisected by a municipal boundary with approximately 40% of the campus located within the District of Oak Bay and 60% in the District of Saanich.  Each municipality has its own set of bylaws and regulations that apply to land use planning and development approvals.  In particular, the zoning bylaw for each district, Bylaw No. 3531 for Oak Bay and Bylaw No. 8200 for Saanich, sets out various regulations for the use of campus lands and the development of new projects.  UVic has an established pattern of seeking municipal approvals and complying with the zoning requirements.  In some cases, for new capital projects the university may apply for a development variance through the municipality's development variance permit process.  Council is the approving authority for these permits. 

Further information on the development approval process is available by contacting or 250-472-5433.