Land Use Bylaw Update 2017

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Review of the 1st Draft of the Updated Land Use Bylaw
Thank you to all residents that participated in the Land Use Bylaw process to date.  The third round of consultations has now closed, and the draft Land Use Bylaw is currently being reviewed by Staff and the Steering Committee prior to presentation to Council for first reading.  Should Council provide first reading to the draft document, the public hearing process will begin.  The public hearing will be advertised in the local paper for two consecutive weeks.  

Congratulations to our 1st Land Use Bylaw Draft survey draw winners; Robert Templeton, and Cindy Kam!

If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Darlene Paranaque at 403-673-3611 x226.

Thank you!

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Please be advised that Municipal District of Bighorn Council directed that the Municipal Districts Land Use Bylaw be updated. Project updates, including consultation session dates, will be posted on the Municipal District website and social media platforms, and advertised in the local papers. We look forward to working with the community on this project!

What is the Land Use Bylaw?

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is a statutory planning document that is used in the day-to-day management of development activities within the MD. The purpose of the LUB is to regulate the use and development of land and buildings within the municipality to achieve an orderly and efficient pattern of development. Click here for to visit our Land Use Bylaw page. 

Why is an Update needed?

The MD’s LUB was adopted by Council in 2010 and requires updating to address new challenges related to development, land use and subdivision. The update provides a great opportunity for public engagement with residents, stakeholders and government agencies; and to reflect current development trends in the MD.  

Get Involved!

There will be several opportunities for public participation in the LUB process, including online survey, public consultation sessions and a public hearing. Check back often for project updates or follow us on social media.