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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?

 

Land Use Bylaw (LUB) 2021-04 Amendments since adopted 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




Questions?

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