Advisory planning commissions (APCs) are established to provide input and advice on planning and land use management applications that occur within one of the three electoral areas of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). APCs are established by electoral area directors, and members of the public are appointed to them.

The CVRD currently has APCs in Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A), Lazo North (Electoral Area B) and Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C), as well as the region-wide Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission.

See the meetings schedule to find out when and where local APC meetings are taking place.

The following guide has been developed to assist the APCs in providing the best possible support to electoral area directors and the CVRD board:

APC guide: A Guide to Advisory Planning Commissions for the CVRD

Advisory Planning Commission – Bylaw No. 36

This bylaw establishes the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) for one or more electoral areas. APCs are established by Electoral Area Directors and members of the public are appointed to them.

The purpose of an APC is to provide advice on land use matters, such as zoning bylaw amendments, development variance permits, and form and character development permits. Their input is given as advice, and their comments are incorporated into planning staff reports for consideration by the Comox Valley Regional District Board.

Advisory Planning Commission – Bylaw No. 36

Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission – Bylaw No. 453

The Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission (AAPC) advises the Comox Valley Regional District Board on all agricultural matters. The AAPC will strive to promote and strengthen the long-term viability of agriculture in the Comox Valley and assist the Electoral Areas Services Committee and the Board in achieving the goals and objectives included in the Regional Growth Strategy and Official Community Plan as related to agriculture.

Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission – Bylaw No. 453