NOTICE IS GIVEN that Council of the City of Colwood will hold a Public Hearing in relation to the proposed “Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151, 1989, Amendment No. 201 (Accessory Dwelling Unit), Bylaw No. 1967, 2023”.

DATE: Thursday, March 2, 2023

TIME: 6:30 pm 

PLACE: Council Chambers, 3300 Wishart Road

PURPOSE: This bylaw is proposing amendments to the City of Colwood’s regulations for Secondary Suites and Accessory Dwelling Units contained in Section 2.2 of the Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151, 1989, including:

  • Permitting detached accessory dwelling units (garden suites) to be located in the yard of a duplex or a townhouse
  • Increasing the maximum allowable area for a detached accessory dwelling unit (garden suites) from 60 m2 to 90 m2  
  • Excluding the area of a detached accessory dwelling unit (garden suite) from the area calculation of all accessory buildings located on a lot

SUBJECT PROPERTY: This Bylaw applies to all lands within the City of Colwood. 

INSPECTION OF MATERIALS: Copies of the proposed bylaw and related materials can be viewed here or in person at Colwood City Hall from February 15 to March 2, 2023 between 8:30am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

We want to hear from you!


For inclusion as part of the record, deadline for receipt of written submissions is 12:00 pm on the day of the public hearing in the following ways:


Mail/In-person: City of Colwood 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood BC  V9C 1R1


In Person: The public is welcome to provide comments in person during the meeting.


  • Dial-in by phone Toll-free:1-855-703-8985 or 1-883-955-1088
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For both options use Meeting ID: 898 7607 6051

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Contact Development Services at (250) 478-5053 ext. 112 or

What is a Public Hearing?

A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Land Use Bylaw. It provides the public with a way to present their views to Council on items contained in the public hearing agenda. It is not a question and answer period. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public to hear their views or receive their written submissions on items contained in the public hearing agenda. Council is not able to discuss and debate the topic at the public hearing.

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