The City of Campbell River has updated an illustrated, easy-to-read handbook for developers preparing applications to help streamline the development permit and approval process.

The City’s development handbook was first created in 2013 to provide a visual interpretation of the City’s development permit guidelines. A comprehensive guide, it details development permit submission requirements, including how Official Community Plan guidelines apply to new commercial and multi-family projects.

The handbook covers elements needed for a complete application package and explains why that information is needed. In addition, it interprets the Official Community Plan’s form and character design guidelines and offers examples of how development sites can be designed to meet those guidelines.

The new development permit handbook is available on the City’s website at

For more information, contact the Development Services Department at 250-286-5748