If you plan to develop or redevelop urban or rural and land, take a look at the Ministry of Environment’s newly updated guidelines, Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia.

The focus is on ‘green’ alternatives and updates include new information on topics such as:
• air quality;
• amphibian and reptile conservation;
• climate change;
• coastal foreshore management;
• contaminated sites;
• creating healthy built environments;
• forage fish;
• hazard management;
• raptor conservation;
• spill prevention; and
• water and waste management.

There are also 21 updated Fact Sheets covering topics as diverse as the development overview process, small lot developments, landscaping, parks, and information for homeowners.