Land Use Bylaw
Update on the Land Use Bylaw
Thank you everyone who took the time to attend the many open houses and the Public Hearing for the Land Use Bylaw. Staff would like to note their appreciation for everyone who respectfully provided input through the past 20 months as we continue to work on crafting a document that effectively addresses planning and development opportunities and challenges within the County.
What is a Land Use Bylaw?
The Land Use Bylaw is a statutory document that regulates the use and development of land within the County. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. A Land Use Bylaw is one of the key land use regulatory tools available to the County. It divides the County into zones of compatible land uses and establishes rules and regulations to guide new development in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. An effective Land Use Bylaw balances the needs of the public to realize the potential of their land while protecting the well-being, quality of life and needs of the public.
Consultation and Review Process of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to Date
- Review and identification of the key issues with the existing Land Use Bylaw (March – May 2015)
- Consultation with Internal Stakeholders (March – May 2015)
- Initial Open Houses to hear ratepayers concerns (May 27th & 28th, 2015). The poster boards for these Open Houses can be viewed here
- Consultation with External Stakeholders (June 2015)
- Drafting of New LUB (June – Sept 2015)
- Workshop with Council on proposed changes to the LUB (Sept 2015)
- Internal Stakeholders Meeting to present the proposed changes (Sept 2015)
- External Stakeholders Meeting #2 (Sept 2015)
- 2nd round of Open Houses to reveal the proposed changes to the LUB (Sept / Oct 2015) The posterboards for these Open Houses can be viewed here
- Received first reading on July 19, 2016
- Public Hearing on the proposed changes to the Land Use Bylaw commenced September 20, 2016 and reconvened December 13, 2016
- Public Hearing closed on December 13, 2016
- Received Second reading at a Special Council meeting on March 27, 2017
- The Land Use Bylaw will be brought back to Council for anticipated third reading May 2, 2017.
Existing Land Use Bylaw