Most people typically interact with the Land Use Bylaw if you are planning to build on your property, set up a business, or subdivide land.  In most cases, you may not realize that an important component of the Land Use Bylaw is the Administration section.  This part of the Land Use bylaw:

  • outlines the system for the processing and issuing of development permits;
  • assigns to the appropriate development authority (either the Development Officer or the Municipal Planning Commission) the task of receiving, processing, and deciding on development permit and subdivision applications;
  • lists applicable conditions which can be placed on an approval;
  • includes the procedural and applicable rules that guide the decision-maker when tasked with dealing with applications;
  • provides a framework on how decisions, if approved or refused, can be appealed, and
  • contains the process on how the Land Use Bylaw itself can be amended.    

It is proposed that the current Administrative Section be enhanced to provide greater detail and clarity regarding the methods and procedures for implementing the land use bylaw in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and current case law.  The section includes regulation and policies regarding the following general topic areas. 

  1. Title
  2. Scope
  3. Purpose
  4. Repeal Of Former Bylaw
  5. Metric And Imperial Measurements
  6. Definitions
  7. Forms And Fees
  8. Compliance With Legislative and Bylaw Requirements
  9. Severability
  10. Rules of Interpretation
  11. Appendices
  1. Development Authority
  2. Subdivision Authority
  3. Development Officer – Powers and Duties
  4. Municipal Planning Commission
  5. Council
  6. Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  1. Land Use Districts
  2. Suitability Of Sites
  3. Number Of Dwellings on a Parcel
  4. Non-Conforming Building and Uses
  5. Development on Non-Conforming Sized Lots
  6. Development Agreements
  7. Guaranteed Security Triggered by Development Permits
  8. Minimum Distance Separation Calculations
  9. Architectural Controls
  10. Municipal Approval of Encroachments
  11. Certificate Of Compliance
  1. Development Permit – When Required
  2. Development Not Requiring a Permit
  3. Development Permit Applications
  4. Determination of Complete Development Permit Applications
  5. Permitted Use Applications
  6. Discretionary Use Applications
  7. Additional Planning Requirements
  8. Direct Control Districts
  9. Similar Use
  10. Temporary Use
  11. Applications Requiring a Variance
  12. Limitations on Variance Provisions
  13. Notification of Adjacent Landowners and Persons Likely Affected
  14. Notice of Decision for Development Permits
  15. Commencement of Development
  16. Failure to Make a Decision – Deemed Refused
  17. Development Permit Validity
  18. Development Permit Extension
  19. Changes to an Approved Development Permit
  20. Transferability of Development Permit
  21. Reapplication for a Development Permit
  22. Suspension or Cancellation of a Permit
  1. Subdivision Applications
  2. Incomplete Subdivision Applications
  3. Subdivision Approval Validity
  4. Application of Subdivision Policies
  5. General Requirements for All Subdivisions
  6. Variance of Measurable Standards
  1. Appeals and Procedures
  2. Notice of Violation
  3. Stop Orders
  4. Enforcement of Stop Orders
  5. Penalties And Right of Entry
  1. Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw
  2. Land Use Resignation Application Requirements
  3. Area Structure Plan Requirement
  4. Decisions on Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw
  5. Land Use Redesignation Reapplication
  6. Rescinding Land Use Redesignations Amending Bylaw

68.           Administrative Definitions

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