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Growth Management and Development

Burnaby manages growth and development through plans, policies, zoning regulations, and a variety of approval processes that support a range of housing opportunities throughout the City.

Policy Documents

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Official Community Plan (OCP)

The OCP is a comprehensive policy statement that guides all land use and development in Burnaby. Section 4.0 of the OCP guides residential development.
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Regional Context Statement (RCS)

The RCS links Burnaby’s OCP with Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. This strategy outlines the way the region will grow from now until 2040, and addresses the need to house a growing population.

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Social Sustainability Strategy

This policy document is about Burnaby residents – their needs, communities, and quality of life. It contains a number of policies in support of affordable and accessible housing.
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Burnaby Zoning Bylaw

This document provides detailed regulations for all types of development, including housing. It divides the City into different zone districts, and specifies the density, size, and form of development that can occur in each zone.
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Approvals and Projects

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Approval Processes

Find information on the rezoning, subdivision and PPA processes
Rezoning »
Subdivision »
Preliminary Plan Approval (PPA) »

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Major Projects

View the list of all major development projects, including housing developments.
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