Land Use Bylaw

Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

Land Use Bylaw Document     (Adopted on April 6, 2021)
 

Every municipality in Alberta must pass a Land Use Bylaw (LUB). A LUB is a non-statutory plan under the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The LUB provides a foundation for the Town to achieve the orderly development of lands and for that purpose among other things.

What is a Land Use Bylaw (LUB)?

A Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is a non-statutory plan under the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The LUB provides a foundation for the Town to achieve the orderly development of lands and for that purpose among other things.  

A Land Use Bylaw is made up of text and maps; the texts sets out regulations for each land use district (zone) & regulations and the maps show what land use district (zone) applies to each parcel of land.

What are the parts of a Land Use Bylaw (LUB)?

In accordance with Section 640.1 of the Municipal Government Act, a Land Use Bylaw may prohibit or regulate and control the use and development of land and buildings in a municipality.

In accordance with Section 640.2 of the Municipal Government Act, a Land Use Bylaw MUST include the following:

  • Must divide the municipality into districts of the number and area the Council considers appropriate;
  • Must, unless the district is designated as a direct control, include one or more uses of land or buildings that are permitted or discretionary in the district;
  • Must establish a method of making decisions on applications for development permits and issuing development permits for any development;
  • Must provide for how and to whom notice of the issuance of a development permit is to be given;
  • Must establish the number of dwelling units permitted on a parcel of land.

A Land Use Bylaw MAY include the following under Section 640.3 of the Municipal Government Act:

  • Definition of additional land to be considered as adjacent land;
  • Subdivision Design standards;
  • The ground area, floor area, height, size, and location of buildings;
  • The amount of land to be provided around or between buildings;
  • The landscaping of land or buildings;
  • The location, height and maintenance of fences and walls;
  • The establishment of off-street or other parking facilities / loading and unloading facilities;
  • The design, character and appearance of buildings;
  • The location and amount of access to lots from roads and ensuring that there is at least one means of access from each lot to a road;
  • The lighting of land, buildings or other things;
  • The enlargement, alteration, repair, removal of relocation of buildings;
  • The excavation or filling in of land; The development of buildings;
  • The construction, placement, or removal of billboards, signboards, or other advertising devices;
  • The density of population in any district or part of it;
  • The designation of a district as a direct control district;
  • The establishment of any related agreements, forms, fees or procedural matters;
  • Issuing orders under Section 645 of the Municipal Government Act;
  • Establishment of a Development Authority;
  • An application for a development permit or change in land use designation.

Has the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) been amended since its adoption on April 6, 2021?

 

Bylaw # Descriptions Type of Amendment Status
Bylaw 2021-10 E 1/2 of NW 3-58-9-W4M containing +/- 20 acres be rezoned from CUD to C2

Map Final Readings - passed on June 14, 2021
Bylaw 2021-11

-Deleting and replacing Section 4.23: Relocation of Buildings

-Changing "Oilfield Support Services" Use from (-) not allowed to Discretionary Use (D) in the Industrial District (M)


Text Final Readings - passed on July 26, 2021

Bylaw 2021-13

-Changing "Drive-In Business" & "Drive-In Restaurant" use from Discretionary Use (D) to Permitted Use (P) in the General Commercial District (C2)

Text Final Readings - passed on December 13, 2021

Bylaw 2022-03

Repeal and Replace Section 6.3: Electronic Signs

Text Final Readings passed on March 28, 2022

Bylaw 2022-08

-to add a new use & definition called “Social Care Housing”,
-to add regulations for this same use, and
-to add this same use as a Permitted Use – P within the Residential Medium Density District – R2 only surrounding the existing hospital as stated within the bylaw.

Text Final Readings passed on July 26, 2022




Questions?

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Land Use Bylaw, please contact  Planning & Legislative Services Department at 780-645-1758.