Subdivision and Development Appeals

Decisions of the Development Authority on a development permit application is advertised in the newspaper (and, in the case of a discretionary use or a variance, also mailed to adjacent landowners). When an applicant or an adjacent landowner disagree with a decision on a development permit application, they may appeal the decision to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Decisions of the Subdivision Authority on subdivision applications can only be appealed by the applicant (and in some cases a provincial government agency or a school board).

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is made up of County ratepayers and an external Chairman who is a member of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute. The Board does not include any members of the Municipal Planning Commission or staff, who make decisions on development and subdivision applications, or any Councillors.

An appeal must be filed in writing (there is no application form for this purpose). There is a 14-day time limit on filing an appeal, so please make sure you contact us immediately after receiving notice of a development or subdivision decision.

An appeal fee of $450.00 will be charged and the full amount will be refunded if the appeal is successful.

County staff are available to help you file an appeal correctly and to provide the information that the Subdivision and Development Board needs to make an objective decision.

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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