When Called/Scheduled by Secretary, within 30 days of receiving written notice of an appeal that is filed in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act.
The hearings of the Regional Board shall be public, but the Board may recess at any time and deliberate and make its decisions in private.
The members are appointed by an administrative committee. Panel hearings may have a panel of 3 or 5 Board members.
The Regional Board is a trained quasi-judicial body that reviews a decision of a Subdivision Authority or Development Authority including: development decisions, subdivision decisions, or stop orders following an appeal. Anyone may appeal a decision to the Regional Board, provided it is in accordance with the Municipal Government Act. The Regional Board holds a public hearing within 30 days after receipt of a notice of appeal for:
A decision of the Subdivision Authority or Development Authority
A refusal or failure by the Subdivision Authority or Development Authority to make a decision within the time allowed for a decision established in the Act
A stop order issued by the Development Authority
For additional information, The bylaw governing the establishment and function of the Regional Board is Bylaw 488 (PDF).
Land Use Bylaw 400 (PDF), outlines the Development Appeal Process, including who can apply, timeline requirements and procedure.