Planning and Development

Through provisions in various acts and regulations like; the Municipal Government Act, the Subdivision and Development Regulation, the Water Act, the Land Titles Act, the Highways Development and Protection Act, the Safety Codes Act, and the Private Sewage Disposal Systems Regulation, the provincial government places certain obligations relative to long range planning, land use, subdivision, development, and building activities on the County and/or private landowners.

The County's Planning and Development Services provides an advisory service to landowners, ratepayers, developers, contractors, County Administration, Council, and the Municipal Planning Commission in order to support the County's mandatory functions under these provisions, relative to the following:

  • Maintaining a Land Use Bylaw and a Municipal Development Plan
  • Subdivisions of Land
  • Development Permits
  • Providing for the orderly long-range planning of future development
  • Intermunicipal Development Planning

If you are subdividing land, putting up a building, or changing the use of your property we are available to provide advice relative to the provincial and municipal regulations that may apply and the process of obtaining the approvals that may be required.

While helping you, we also take seriously our responsibility to other ratepayers in the County who may be impacted by your planned actions, and we will endeavor to remain objective in our recommendations to County Administration, Council, the Subdivision Authority, the Development Authority, and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Please call us when you are planning your subdivision or development projects, or when you have inquiries about subdivision and development projects planned or occurring in your local area.