Land Use Plans & Policies
Guiding development in Surrey
We have a comprehensive set of plans, policies and regulations to guide future development in Surrey. Plans include
- strategies for land use and development,
- infrastructure servicing,
- heritage protection,
- tree preservation, and
- other related development issues.
Land use plans that determine the location and type of development along with related policies and strategies provide a framework for the development of Surrey. Development projects that comply with these guidelines and requirements help our city grow and realize its goal as a community and meet our sustainability objectives. See how Surrey is doing on key indicators related to housing, growth and urban design on the City's Sustainability Dashboard!
Policies and regulations
Policies and regulations in progress
- Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
- Child and Youth Friendly City Strategy
- Housing Action Plan
- Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Review
Existing policies and regulations
- Agriculture & Farming
- Building Bylaw
- Employment Lands Strategy
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environmental Protection
- Heritage Planning
- Secondary Suites
- Sign Bylaw Changes
- Social Planning
- Surrey's Official Community Plan
- Tree Protection
- Zoning Bylaw No. 12000
See how Surrey's farmland is one of the richest growing areas in Canada.
The Employment Lands Strategy was developed to ensure that an adequate and well-located supply of employment lands is available to meet shor [...]
See how Surrey's policies and regulations work to protect natural areas and the environment from the harmful effects of development.
Heritage is what we inherit from the past, value in the present, and plan to preserve for the future in Surrey.
Learn the secondary suite fees and the regulations for installing a secondary suite, and when the zoning by-law permits a secondary suite.
Find out what you need to know about the amendments to the sign by-law and how it will help reduce clutter and improve business.
Learn the 5 priorities of social planning in Surrey, and see how we're working to support a socially sustainable Surrey.
Learn about this document that guides decisions and strategies in the City of Surrey.
Check out Surrey's strategies to foster a sustainable, climate-friendly community.
Protect and maintain trees in Surrey, by following bylaws, planting trees and enjoying what they have to offer.
All properties in Surrey have a legal zoning classification that specifies the types of buildings, uses and activities allowed on that prope [...]