Land Use Bylaw Update

Project:  Land Use Bylaw Update
Land Use Bylaw: Full Current Document

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is being reviewed to provide greater clarity and consistency in an easy to read, updated document that reflects contemporary land use planning and development practices. 

The Town of St. Paul has engaged ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. (ISL) to update the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The LUB regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings. It establishes the development authority, development permit approval process, as well as the process for land use redistricting applications. The framework for a LUB is established by the Municipal Government Act (MGA), and all municipalities are required to have one. The current LUB was approved in 2017, and the Town is undertaking a review to respond to changes to the MGA, federal legislation, and provide clarity to existing regulations.

What is a Land Use Bylaw and how does it affect me?
A Land Use Bylaw regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings. It establishes the development permit approval and appeal process, as well as the process for land use redistricting applications. The framework for a Land Use Bylaw is established by the MGA, and all municipalities are required to have one.

Why is the Town reviewing the Land Use Bylaw?
Since the LUB creates a "rule book" for development, it is very important it is regularly updated to make sure that the rules are reasonable, effective, and reflect new trends in building and site design. 

How can I get involved?
There will be opportunities to gather feedback from landowners to provide input into the Land Use Bylaw update and review the draft documents before they are considered for adoption by Council.  Have your say! Share your thoughts on the process and regulations for development in Town by completing the survey (survey closed).



LUB


April 25, 2019:  Community Survey results, what we've heard. Click here.

August 1, 2019
:  Work continues by Council, Administration and ISL on the proposed bylaw.  The focus is to create a 'plain language' bylaw to assist our developers and citizens.

January 2020:  Work continues by Council, Administration and ISL on the proposed bylaw.  In the coming months, we expect to obtain feedback on the structure and revised Land Use Bylaw.

June 11, 2020:  Committee of the Whole Meeting with Council, click here for a copy of the presentation.

July 16, 2020:  Committee of the Whole Meeting with Council, click here for a copy of the agenda.  The presentation is under Agenda Item #4.1.

August 13, 2020:  Committee of the Whole Meeting with Council. This meeting will be to review and comment on the Land Use Bylaw document.  Click here for a copy of the agenda.

September 14, 2020: Regular Council Meeting with Council, click here for a copy of the agenda. The survey is under Agenda Item #7.4. This item was to discuss another opportunity for public input through survey monkey.

September 28, 2020:  Regular Council Meeting with Council, an update on the project will be provided with the results of the survey monkey.  Click here for a copy of the agenda.  The survey is under Agenda Item #7.12.

October 2020: Public Open House -  tentative




Questions?
Contact:
Aline Brousseau, Director of Planning and Legislative Services
Town of St. Paul
Email: pd@town.stpaul.ab.ca
Phone: 780-645-1766 / 780-645-8540
Last Updated: September 9, 2020