Temporary Use Permit – Cowichan Women Against Violence Society – 540 Cairnsmore Street

Notice is given under Section 494(1) of the Local Government Act that the City of Duncan will consider a Temporary Use Permit.

Purpose of the Permit

The Cowichan Women Against Violence Society have submitted a Temporary Use Permit application for the property located at 540 Cairnsmore Street to be used as a 15 bed, Emergency Winter Response Shelter for women from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. during the winter months of November to March. The temporary use permit would permit the “emergency shelter” use on a temporary basis as it is not otherwise permitted in the City’s Zoning Bylaw 3166, 2017. Temporary Use Permits may be issued for a period of up to two years and may, upon re-application, be renewed once for a further two years. Upon expiry of the time period authorized, the use of land, buildings or structures permitted by the Temporary Use Permit shall cease to exist and shall not be considered as a non-conforming use.

Inspection of the Permit and Application

Copies of the proposed permit may be inspected at City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from September 7, 2018 to September 17, 2018. For convenience only, the proposed permit and application are posted here. For more information on this application please contact DevelopmentServices@duncan.ca or call 250-746-6126.


Any person with interests affected by this permit, may attend and speak at the Council meeting at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Written submissions will also be accepted by email at duncan@duncan.ca or by mail to Duncan City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1W3, until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018.