The Planning Department is involved with data collection, monitoring and the dissemination of information and liaison with a number of internal and external agencies. A large component of the department's service lies in the area of corporate support as assistance is given to Committees of Council as well as to initiatives from other areas of the City. The department is also responsible for:
  • pursuing Council's direction in land use policy creation
  • man­agement of a variety of development applications
  • environmental policy and enforcement

Soil Deposit Bylaw

In July 2016, Maple Ridge Council endorsed a Bylaw review and public consultation process to review and amend the City’s Soil Deposit Regulation Bylaw 5763-1999 (PDF). The review of the Soil Deposit Bylaw was identified as a high priority, short term, action item in the city’s Environmental Management Strategy process and was identified in the Planning Department 2016 Business Plan.

Residents, businesses and community groups have provided feedback related to concerns and challenges experienced as a result of permitted and un-permitted Soil Deposit activity. A Public Open House and a Questionnaire were completed in the Fall that gave residents, businesses and community groups the opportunity to provide feedback on the current Soil Deposit Bylaw and the Bylaw review process. Following the Open House and Questionnaire, City staff continued dialogue with citizens, business owners, and other stakeholders.

The Soil Deposit Bylaw was adopted by Council on May 8, 2018.

For convenience, please find below the following documents for your review: