Addressing expiring Land Use Contracts


In 2014, the Provincial Government amended the Local Government Act to terminate all Land Use Contracts (LUCs) that historically formed site-specific, contractual agreements between local governments and landowners. The LUCs enabled site-specific development of land with specific requirements like maximum allowable density, height, setbacks, and landscaping.

The District currently has 23 LUCs which will expire on June 30, 2024. On May 31, 2022 Council adopted bylaw amendments that addressed 22 of the 23 LUC sites (with the exception of the Caulfeild LUC).

Residents can determine if their property is subject to a Land Use Contract through WestMap. Use this tool by typing the address into the search bar, navigating to the layers tab (column on left side of webpage), select ‘Zoning and Land Use’, and turn on the ‘Land Use Contract Sites LUC’ layer. Parcels subject to a LUC will be highlighted in yellow. If you require further assistance please contact the GIS Department at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Lands Under the Caulfeild Area LUC

The Caulfeild LUC is unique as it facilitated long-term, area-wide development for the Caulfeild neighbourhood, with provisions for residential, commercial, institutional, and greenbelt areas. As a result, a technical review was completed, and it was determined that additional time and resources were required to create new zoning for the Caulfeild Area LUC due to its complex nature.

May 2024 Update 

At the May 13, 2024 regular council meeting Council approved the proposed minor modifications (e.g., clarifications and corrections), within the “Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 5321, 2024”. The memorandum to Council details the approved modifications (indicated in red in Attachment A) and is viewable here.

April 29, 2024 Update

At the April 29, 2024 regular council meeting Council gave first reading to the proposed replacement zoning bylaw for the Caulfeild Land Use Contract Area and minor Bylaw Amendments for other Land Use Contract Sites. The public hearing was also scheduled for May 27, 2024, at 7 p.m.

Council Report 

Information on how to participate in a Public Hearing is available here

April 2024 Update

In response to the provincially directed termination of Land Use Contracts the District has prepared proposed replacement zoning for the Caulfeild Land Use Contract Area and minor bylaw amendments for other Land Use Contract Sites. 

Council will consider giving first reading to proposed Caulfeild Land Use Contract Area and minor Bylaw Amendments for other Land Use Contract Sites on Monday, April 29, 2024, at the Regular Council Meeting. Please view the Council Agenda here.

View the Council Report and accompanying documents below:

Council will also consider setting the date (May 27, 2024), for a public hearing for “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4985, 2018, Amendment Bylaw No. 5301, 2024”, and “Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 5321, 2024”. 

Check back here for updates in the coming weeks.

The next opportunity to provide public feedback to Council would be at the proposed public hearing. Information on how to participate in a Public Hearing is available here.

March 2024 update

Staff worked with planning consultants from Urban Systems to prepare replacement zoning for the Caulfield land use contract area. A technical memorandum is linked below that provides a summary of the draft zoning compared to the existing LUC.

Technical Memorandum

Please review the memorandum and if you have questions or comments, please email [email protected] 

The next step will be for staff to bring forward the draft zoning amendments for Council consideration in April/May 2024. Check back here for updates in the upcoming months.

January 2024 Update

Staff hosted neighbourhood meetings in November 2023 to discuss the approach to creating replacement zoning for the Caulfeild LUC area. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

A review of all public comments has been completed. View the public engagement summary here

See additional background information here.

February 2023 Update

At their regular meeting on February 21, 2023, Council directed staff to prepare draft bylaw amendments to allow property owners to maintain the established land use. The draft bylaw will be shared with affected property owners, who will be given opportunities to learn more and provide feedback before the final draft bylaw comes back to Council for review.

Council Agenda | February 21, 2023

Council Report | February 21, 2023

June 2022 Update

The proposed Zoning Bylaw 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw 5201, 2022; and Tree Bylaw 4892, 2016, Amendment Bylaw 5202, 2022 (Land Use Contract Sites) were considered at the May 31, 2022 public hearing and adopted by Council at the May 31, 2022, meeting. 

Notice of Public Hearing and Special Council Meeting

Council Agenda | May 31, 2022

Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 5201, 2022 (Land Use Contract Sites)

Staff Presentation | May 31, 2022

May 2022 Update

Council considered the proposed bylaw amendments at the May 9, 2022 meeting and set the date for public hearing and the zoning bylaw amendments for May 31, 2022. 

Council Agenda | May 9, 2022

Council Report | May 9, 2022