Saanich re-jigs fill deposit bylaws

Saanich is writing a new fill bylaw that will drastically limit the amount of material that can be deposited on a property

While Saanich writes a new fill bylaw that will drastically limit the amount of material that can be deposited on a property, council has approved amendments to the existing bylaw to make changes  even earlier.

Fill is usually sand, soil or gravel that is used to artificially alter the grade, elevation and contours of a property.

A newly approved section to the deposit of fill bylaw now limits the amount of fill that can be brought to a property, and limits the percentage of the property that can be covered by fill.

“We’ve had the changes in the works for a number of months. One of the big motivators was the new environmental information we have,” said Colin Doyle, Saanich’s director of engineering.

“Certainly the bylaw should reflect community values, and for sure there’s been an evolution of how people see (fill), and we wanted to reflect that reality in the bylaw.”

The new fill bylaw, which should go before council by the end of the year, must be approved by the provincial government. That process could take months, which is why Saanich decided to also amend the existing bylaw.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Families, spectators wave goodbye to Navy Task Force from Victoria shorelines

HCMS Winnipeg and HCMS Regina sailing to Hawaiian training exercise, further deployments

COVID-inspired RV sales soaring on West Shore and beyond

Health restrictions, recommendations keep Vancouver Island vacationers closer to home

UPDATE: Pedestrian injured in collision on Hillside Avenue

Traffic impacted between Douglas and Blanshard streets

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Aug. 4

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should it be mandatory to wear masks when out in public?

B.C. is witnessing an alarming rise in the number of cases of… Continue reading

Cowichan RCMP use spike belts to end car chase — man in custody

The driver was arrested at the scene a short distance from his vehicle

COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation

“There are no suspected cases in the community at this time.”

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

Most Read