Planning & Development

West Vancouver is a community with a high quality of life, unmatched natural setting and valued community amenities. Our processes ensure that any change respects and enhances what is primarily a residential community, and adheres to relevant legislation.

Development Applications

Major development applications are reviewed and processed by the Planning Department. The following is a list of applications currently underway. More Information

Development Regulations

Development regulations protect the environment, protect residents from hazardous conditions and ensure that new developments and changes to existing developments are in line with the community’s objectives for neighbourhood character and use. More Information


Housing diversity and affordability is important to the District of West Vancouver. West Vancouver residents recognize the challenges of managing future change and meeting emerging housing needs, while preserving the highly valued character of West Vancouver’s existing neighbourhoods. More Information

Neighbourhood Character

Our neighbourhoods are changing, as existing modest homes are replaced with much larger ones that include significant alterations to the surrounding landscape. The issue, however, is less about the style of new houses but rather, how this new development is integrated within existing neighbourhoods. More Information


If you own property withing the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area, you need an alteration permit before beginning any work. More Information


Land area, land use and demographic statistics More Information


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Management team:

Jim Bailey
Director of Planning & Development Services


David Hawkins
Manager of Community Planning & Sustainability


Chris Bishop
Manager of Land Development


Matthew Roddis
Manager of Urban Design & Current Planning


Kevin Spooner
Manager of Permits & Inspections