Area Structure Plans (ASPs) are documents that are approved by Council as bylaws. The documents are used by the County when evaluating planning or development applications within the specific areas.
A building permit allows construction to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code. It deals with structural integrity and public safety.
A Direct Control District provides a land use designation for parcels that, because of unique characteristics or innovative design, requires specific regulations unavailable in other land use districts.
Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) are agreements between two or more municipalities, which outline how planning and development decisions will be made when they affect both sides of the boundary lines.
The intent and goal of a Land Use Bylaw is to ensure orderly, efficient and sustainable development that maintains a high quality of life for ratepayers, protects the public good while ensuring proper development and economic opportunity through clearly defined rules and regulations.