What are the rules around subdivisions on Gabriola Island?
The Gabriola Island Land Use Bylaw sets out zoning regulations for each parcel of land on the island. Within each zone there is an established minimum lot size to guide subdivision of a lot into one or more lots.
All subdivisions are approved by the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Provincial Approving Officer cannot approve a subdivision that is not consistent with the Gabriola Land Use Bylaw.
Besides minimum lot size requirements, there are several conditions that must be met for a subdivision to be approved although most of these are not regulated by the Gabriola Land Use Bylaw but by the province (proof of potable water requirements; sewage disposal requirements; minimum road construction standards; parkland dedication and several others).