Tell Us What You Think About the Proposed Garden Suite Policy

We are seeking your input on a proposed Official Community Plan amendment to consider removing the rezoning requirement for garden suites.

Based on your feedback, a privacy section has been added to the proposed Garden Suite Policy and Guidelines. This section addresses building garden suites to optimize privacy between neighbours, including recommendations for window orientation and prohibition of rooftop outdoor space. As a result, the Official Community Plan has to be amended because it refers to this policy. Read the updated Garden Suite Policy and Guidelines here [PDF - 495 KB].

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Lindsay Milburn, Senior Planner, Housing Policy at lmilburn@victoria. Deadline for comment is Friday, April 7 at 4:00pm. All input will be provided to Council in advance of the public hearing, currently targeted for April 2017.

Find out more about the proposed Garden Suites Policy and Victoria's Housing Strategy here.