Design Guidelines

British Pacific Properties Limited Convenanted Property Design Approval Process

Formalized design guidelines are part of all British Properties neighbourhoods. These guidelines are important to all property owners because they protect everyone’s property values by ensuring a minimum standard of design quality and neighbourhood consistency for any home alteration or redevelopment. As a registered owner in a British Properties’ subdivision, when you intend to build, extend or alter a building or construct a fence or any other structure, you must submit an application for approval of plans at British Pacific Properties Limited’s office.

All design approvals are administered through:

British Pacific Properties Limited

#1001 – 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1A2

Phone: 604-925-9000


For anyone new to our procedures, a pre-design meeting between the owner and/or designer and the approving authority is recommended. While meetings may be held and informal comments provided, formal processing of any application will not commence until the receipt of the processing fee and complete submission of all materials, as listed in the appropriate category requirements.

Design controls vary by neighbourhood, with specific requirements and application procedures for some. However, for all areas, you will require the following main documents:

1. Plan Approval Instructions

2. Plan Approval Materials Required

Please choose one of the following categories, as applicable:

Category 1:

A new or replacement house or an addition or modification to an existing building or structure.

Category 2:

New or replacement landscaping or any addition or alteration to existing outdoor site works, e.g. outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, patio, fence, retaining wall, gazebo, etc.

For the following areas, please contact our office as you will also require additional documentation:

  • Canterbury I, II, III, IV
  • Canterbury West (Chia Properties)
  • Whitby Estates
  • Taylor’s Lookout
  • Rodgers Creek subdivisions (Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4) and new projects going forward