Community Engagement

Round 3 – Public Engagement on the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) Update

The County Land Use Bylaw summary of updates and amendments as derived from the community engagement sessions conducted in the previous Rounds 1 & 2 from 2020 (and early 2021) has been presented for public information and gathering of feedback.  County residents where encouraged to download it here or read online at their convenience.  It is of significant length and content reaching approximately 60+ pages.

This summary reflects directions presented at the engagements about landowners having autonomy over developments on their lands, considerations of impacts on neighbouring lands, more permitted uses in districts (as long as they meet all district and general LUB regs) which results in less “red tape”, a redistricting of land in Fleet, industrial uses in rural areas, aeronautics, kennels, fines and penalties, wind energy, residential development and subdivision, and many more.   It also contains some planned updates for grammatical and clerical corrections to ensure the LUB has correct cross references to other County planning documents such as Intermunicipal Development Plans.

This summary was posted and feedback was requested for the final draft which was submitted to Council at the April 7, 2021 Council meeting.

A public hearing for the amendments as incorporated into a new overall County LUB was held on Wednesday April 202021 at 1 pm. Outcomes from feedback and responses at the public hearing where addressed and the new LUB was adopted at the May 4, 2021 Council meeting.

The County would like to thank all the participants in the engagement sessions, surveys, and other public input sessions for your contributions over the last year or so.  Those contributions will allow the County to move forward with a Land Use Bylaw that works for all residents and landowners alike.

Stay tuned as further Engagement for the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is also arriving soon.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is an MDP?
The Municipal Development Plan is a guide that provides future direction on development matters for the entire municipality. Ideally, the plan is created with end-users in mind; landowners, ratepayers, community groups etc. These are the people who will live and work here, and it is their vision of how development should proceed that a carefully prepared plan should consider.

What does a Land Use Bylaw mean to me?
Planning decisions made by the County are based on regulations contained within the Land Use Bylaw. Zoning designations, land uses and enforcement rules are established within the Land Use Bylaw, all of which impact local landowners and potential developers. 

Landowner Values Survey

The Landowner Values Survey can be filled out electronically by following the link below. Once you have completed the the survey, submit it to be included in the thematic maps.

Landowner Values Survey