Planning and Development Services

See Department Profile here.

Through provisions in various acts and regulations, e.g. 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 land planning, subdivision, development and building activities on the County and/or private landowners. The County's Planning and Development Services provides an advisory service to ratepayers, developers, contractors, County Council and the Municipal Planning Commission to support the County's mandatory functions under these provisions, relative to:

  • Maintaining a land use bylaw
  • Subdivision of land
  • Development permitting
  • Providing for the orderly planning of future development

Our service is based on three core values:

  • Professionalism – to provide objective and accurate information, to care about what we do, to be organized in how we do it and to be accountable for our actions.
  • Productivity – to process applications efficiently and timely.
  • Respect - to deal with all our fellow citizens in a respectful and confidential manner.

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 endeavour to remain objective in our recommendations to County 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 enquiries about subdivision and development projects planned or occurring in your local area.

Jacinta Donovan, Development Officer

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Cara McKenzie, Development Officer

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Johan van der Bank, Director of Planning and Development

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