Heritage Policies & Regulations

Heritage Conservation

The B.C. government gives local ones like ours powers to protect our heritage structures. The Heritage Conservation - Part 15 of the Local Government Act regulates the following:

  • Heritage Register;
  • Heritage designation protection;
  • Heritage revitalization agreements;
  • Heritage alteration permits;
  • Heritage inspections;
  • Impact assessments;
  • Withholding approvals;
  • Withholding of demolition approvals; and
  • Temporary protection.

Heritage Management Plan

The Saanich Heritage Management Plan 1999 outlines policies, regulations and action items for the future protection and development of heritage property.  Policies from the Plan include applications for:

Heritage Action Plan

This is an update and appendix to the Heritage Management Plan, you can view it here. It sets clear heritage goals.

  • Protect existing heritage resources
  • Strengthen heritage resources; and
  • Promote heritage awareness.