Changes to the Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw

Bylaw No. 08/18
Mountain View County is proposing amendments to the Municipal
Development Plan that will include Environmentally Significant Area (ESA)
mapping information from the 2008 Summit Report and Provincial 2014 Fiera
Update. The change to Environmentally Significant Areas – Figure 4, will help
with the review of subdivision and development in ESAs.
With the change to the ESA boundaries, the Growth Management
Conceptual Strategy – Figure 3 is proposed to be amended to include 15,789
acres of land that was previously identified as Agricultural
Preservation Area, to Potential Multi-Lot Residential Development Area.
Lastly, policies 5.3.14, 5.3.15, and 5.3.16 are proposed to be removed and
replaced with a general policy requiring paved roads for new business and
industrial subdivisions that reference the new standards that are to be
developed and approved late 2018.
Bylaw No. 09/18
Mountain View County is proposing an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that
will include reference to the Provincial 2014 Fiera Update as part of the definition
for Environmentally Significant Area.
Additional Proposed Amendment related to Tree Clearing within the Land Use
At the July 11, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council requested revisions to
the Tree Clearing provisions contained within the Land Use Bylaw. The County is
proposing to delete the current definition and replace the provision with two (2)
The proposed uses will be either permitted or discretionary within the zoning
districts depending on the level of ESA contained on the property. In addition,
the proposed changes will require an applicant to submit additional information
such as a harvesting plan to be prepared in accordance with the Alberta Timber;
Harvest Planning and Operating Ground Rules, and the plan is to be reviewed
and signed by an Alberta Registered Professional Forester.
Additional Proposed Amendment to reflect recent Municipal Government Act
(MGA) Amendments;
The six (6) month waiting period to resubmit a subdivision application does not
apply to a subdivision that was refused as a result of an incomplete application;
A development permit that was refused as a result of an incomplete application
can be appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).
For further information, please contact Planning and Development Services.
There will be a Joint Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 08/18 and Bylaw No. 09/18 on
Wednesday August 22, 2018 at or after 9 am,
held in Council Chambers at
the County Office located at: 1408 Twp Rd 320, Didsbury AB.
Any persons commenting at the Joint Public Hearing date listed above
shall state their name, location of residence and whom they represent. Any
person(s) affected by Bylaw No. 08/18 and Bylaw No. 09/18 who wish to
address Council on the above mentioned matters, may do so for a period of
five minutes. Only one presentation per person or group is allowed.
Mountain View County residents may view proposed Bylaw No. 08/18
and Bylaw No. 09/18 at the County Planning counter or contact the County office at 403-
335-3311 for a copy to be mailed or emailed to you.
Comments for the proposed Bylaws will be received by Planning and Development
Services at: Written submissions received no later than 12 pm (noon) on
August 20, 2018 will be distributed to Council in advance of the Joint Hearing. Only those submissions received by the deadline will be included in
the Agenda for Council.
Submissions received after the deadline will be copied and presented to Council
at the Joint Public Hearing. Council will, at their discretion, consider and pass
a motion if they accept the information received after the deadline. Any person
who wishes to address Council may do so
at the Joint Public Hearing