Land Development

The District works to ensure that new development is serviced by appropriate levels of utilities and provides engineering review of development applications and building permits.

boulevard encroachment permit

Boulevards are municipal property, but also form a natural extension of properties for purposes of access. While landscaping and maintenance of our boulevards are encouraged, we also need to ensure that anything that is placed (or grows) within the boulevard does not affect municipal services, reduce public safety or restrict public access.

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Erosion & Sediment Control

Any new construction or high-risk work also requires a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan. Low-risk projects may be exempt from this process. Learn more.

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Traffic Management Plan

The District of West Vancouver requires a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) to be submitted for acceptance by the Land Development Department prior to the issuance of a demolition/excavation/foundation/new construction permit.

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stormwater management plan

The District requires a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) to be submitted to the Land Development Department for the development and redevelopment of single-family and non-single family properties.

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Site Servicing Plan

A site servicing plan is required for all new construction permit applications. It must be submitted with your building permit application. Review the guidelines document to learn more.

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Blasting and Rock Breaking

Written approval is required from the District prior to any rock removal occurring in the District of West Vancouver. Review the application details to learn more. 

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some frequently asked questions. Can I add another driveway to my lot? Can I build a fence or retaining wall in the boulevard? Find answers here.

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Land Development

Staff are here to assist you by phone, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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Use the mapping tool to check your legal property lines, and always click or call BC OneCall to check what is under the ground before you dig.



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