Rural Development strategy performance measure

The uses on lands with a Rural regional land use designation are intended to be lower in density and scale in comparison to urban lands within the Urban Containment Boundary. Allowable uses include lower density residential uses and small scale commercial, industrial, institutional, and agricultural uses.

Most of the 6,000 dwelling units on lands with a Rural regional land use designation are located in Langley Township and Maple Ridge. Overall, the gross residential density is 0.7 dwelling units/hectare.
Metro 2040 vision
Less than 2% of growth is anticipated to occur in lands with a Rural regional land use designation.

Metro Vancouver Stats

of all homes are located in Rural ()

Estimated number of dwelling units in rural area

Explore data

Estimated gross rural density

Explore data
Less than 1% of dwelling unit growth occurred in the Rural regional land use designation.

Estimate Rural Density by Municipality

Hectares of Metro 2040 Rural (2015) Estimate Gross Rural Density (Units/hectare) (2015)
North Vancouver District 123 2.3
Belcarra 160 1.6
Anmore 505 1.3
Langley Township 2,497 1.2
Surrey 620 0.5
Maple Ridge 3,217 0.5
Port Moody 36 0.1
Coquitlam 408 0.0
Pitt Meadows 778 0.0
Metro Vancouver 8,566 0.7

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