Where There’s Room to Grow

LIVING IN WHEATLAND COUNTY

Energy District and Solar Amendments

The Public Hearings for Bylaw 2019-04 and 2019-05 are set for May 7th at 9 a.m. in the Wheatland County Council Chambers.

  • Bylaw 2018-04 is proposing a land use District called the Energy District. This proposed district is intended to address large scale commercial and industrial solar facilities and wind turbine farms (WECS). Setbacks and site specific regulations have been developed that pertain to these large scale developments.

    If you are a developer and you intend to propose a large scale wind or solar facility, with approvals from the AUC, the proposed amendments in Bylaw 2019-04 will apply.

    You can view the proposed district here.
  • Bylaw 2019-05 pertains to small scale and personal use of solar panels and wind turbines/tower development. The amendments are intended to provide more guidance, clarity and site specific regulations for their development on structures and property.

    As a resident and landowner if you intend to install personal solar panels on any of your buildings, structures or property (within the parameters of the amendments) you will be required to follow the provisions drafted and proposed in Bylaw 2019-05.

    You can view the amendments here.

If these amendments are approved by Council through third and final reading of the respective bylaw, the textual amendments and new district will be added to the Land Use Bylaw 2016-01 and will be required to be complied with by all residents and developers in the County.

All comments and questions can be directed to the Planning and Development department at 403-934-3321, or via email by April 26th, 2019.

IMG 5598

Return to News Summary
County Land Available for Lease - NE 8-22-21-4
April 18, 2019

Wheatland County has approximately 107 acres within NE 8-22-21-4 available for a

Read more »
Call for Applications!
April 17, 2019

Community Adult Learning Program The Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education is

Read more »
Roadside Haying 2019
April 8, 2019

Roadside Haying applications are now being accepted! Anyone wishing to hay muni

Read more »
Energy District and Solar Amendments
March 18, 2019

The Public Hearings for Bylaw 2019-04 and 2019-05 are set for May 7th at 9 a.m.&

Read more »
Road Bans in Effect March 18, 2019
March 15, 2019

Wheatland County will be implementing road bans beginning on Monday, March 18th

Read more »
Open Farm Days
March 11, 2019

The 7th annual Alberta Open Farm Days returns this August 17-18 and farms can go

Read more »
Wheatland County and Kneehill County IDP Updates
March 6, 2019

What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)? The purpose of an IDP is to m

Read more »
Environmental Stewardship Award for Carseland School
February 28, 2019

There was so much to celebrate at the Carseland School yesterday!

Read more »
Wheatland County Crime Map is Live!
February 26, 2019

The map is created by the RCMP for the public to view information on missing per

Read more »
Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre Grand Opening
February 25, 2019

February 23 marked a very special occasion for our communities. The Strathm

Read more »
Wheatland County and Rocky View County IDP Updates
February 11, 2019

What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)? The purpose of an IDP is to m

Read more »
February 12, 2019 - Canada's Agriculture Day
February 8, 2019

  "Let's Celebrate the Food We Love"   In our County, t

Read more »
SAEWA Funding Announcement
February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019 Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association (SAEWA) is

Read more »
Portion of Range Road 224 Closed
February 4, 2019

A portion of Range Road 224 (between Highway 561 and Township Road 250) will be

Read more »
Fire Prevention Fun
January 31, 2019

Yesterday at Sacred Heart Academy, the fire crews from both Wheatland West Stati

Read more »
Circulation Letter for LUB and MDP Amendments
January 21, 2019

As part of the Calgary Metropolitan Regional Board (CMRB), we are inserting the

Read more »
Algae Wastewater Treatment Pilot Project is now Complete!
January 21, 2019

The Algae Wastewater Treatment Pilot Project in Rosebud is now complete! H

Read more »
Fire Facts Sheet
January 16, 2019

First Responders put themselves into harms way to protect us when we need it m

Read more »
Roger Brooks Webinar Series
January 4, 2019

As a follow-up to the Community Development Tour in the Canadian Badlands, our E

Read more »
Well Water Testing
January 2, 2019

Beginning in 2019, Wheatland County is partnering with Alberta Health Services (

Read more »

Contact Us

Wheatland County
242006 Rg. Rd. 243 
Highway 1 RR 1
Strathmore, Alberta
T1P 1J6

Ph: (403) 934-3321
Fx: (403) 934-4889
 
Our Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

April 19, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Good Friday
April 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Easter Monday
May 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Council Meeting