The Planning & Development department coordinates and manages orderly land development in the municipality that both protects the interests of the community and complies with the Municipal Government Act of Alberta.
THE MD'S ONLINE MAPPING RESOURCES PROVIDE ACCURATE GEOGRAPHIC DATA ON ZONING, DIMENSIONS, LEGAL ADDRESSES AND MORE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The MD is hosting open houses in June to gauge community input into the complete rewrite of the Land Use Bylaw.

June 23, 2021 at the Widewater Community Complex 4:00-7:00pm
June 24, 2021 at the Smith Community Complex 11:30am-2:30pm
June 24, 2021 at the Flatbush Community Complex 4:00-7:00pm

Contact Information


Ann Holden
Planning & Development Officer

Email ann.holden (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.849.4888
Toll-Free 1.866.449.4888
Fax 780.849.4939
WHAT IS A LUB?
A Land Use Bylaw is an important piece of legislation that outlines the rules and regulations for land development within the MD, and that helps govern the process of making decisions for development permit applications. A rewrite of the current Bylaw is fundamental to delivering on the MD’s vision of sustainable growth that aligns with the needs and priorities of the community.
Take part in one of the upcoming open houses to review what changes have been made to date, and be a part of the decision making on important matters. During the Land Use Bylaw rewrite, decisions are being made on several issues, for example, the number of chickens/animals allowed on lots; heavy truck storage in residential neighbourhoods; subdivision sizes allowed in the Agricultural district; second dwellings on lots, including garden suites and secondary suites; the number of RVs allowed on lots; and other land use legislation.

Share your concerns, insights and innovative suggestions regarding land development. A critical part of the process for developing new bylaws is facilitating opportunities for citizens to provide input and feedback. Take part in one of the upcoming open houses and exercise your democratic right to provide meaningful input into the rewrite of the Land Use Bylaw.

To get started, click the buttons below to review the draft LUB documents.

Planning & Development Services and Resources

Compliance Certificates

Compliance Certificates

Downloadable assets of relevance to farming, ranching and agricultural production.

Development Permits

Development Permits

Development permits can help you plan, document and manage a successful project.

Mapping

Mapping

Online mapping resources via Munisight for users seeking zoning and other info.

Municipal Servicing Standards

Municipal Servicing Standards

The minimum allowable levels to which any requisite improvements must be built.

Planning Documents

Planning Documents

The phases and sequence in which the MD's land use planning decisions flow.

Subdivision

Subdivision

The legal division of a single parcel of land into two or more smaller parcels.

Planning & Development Services and Resources

Compliance Certificates

Compliance Certificates

Downloadable assets of relevance to farming, ranching and agricultural production.

Development Permits

Development Permits

Development permits can help you plan, document and manage a successful project.

Mapping

Mapping

Online mapping resources via Munisight for users seeking zoning and other info.

Municipal Servicing Standards

Municipal Servicing Standards

The minimum allowable levels to which any requisite improvements must be built.

Planning Documents

Planning Documents

The phases and sequence in which the MD's land use planning decisions flow.

Subdivision

Subdivision

The legal division of a single parcel of land into two or more smaller parcels.

Balancing Environment, Aesthetics, Equity and Efficiency

The Planning & Development department examines issues of compatibility, environment, health, aesthetics, equity and efficiency in land use planning and development. It helps ensure the ongoing conservation of the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage while heavily promoting healthy, sustainable communities.

The MD's planning process ensures quality development, which in turn:

  • Protects your investment
  • Maintains peace among neighbours
  • Fosters community pride
  • Provides land use certainty
  • Guides standards of construction
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