Building Bylaw No. 1996, 2011 came into effect on March 18, 2013, requiring building permits for construction in all rural areas of the Regional District. Previously, building inspections were only required for a small portion of the rural area, including all of Area C.
It was met by stern opposition by residents, primarily because it was brought in without public consultation, and the large cost and extra work involved in having the PRRD oversee every step of building.
We have more on the meeting later today.