What is an Official Community Plan?
An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a municipal document that governs the strategic development of the municipality. The OCP is legislated through the Planning and Development Act, 2007. All development proposals must align with the OCP to be approved by Council.
The OCP was last updated in 2019. This update involved extensive community engagement, stakeholder conversations, and governance and planning review.
For a copy of the OCP and OCP Maps, please see the documents at the bottom of this webpage.
What is a Zoning Bylaw?
Whereas the OCP presents strategic goals for development in the RM, the Zoning Bylaw (ZB) outlines specific regulations and requirements for development. This includes setback distances, rules concerning signage and parking, permitted and discretionary uses, minimum and maximum site sizes, and zoning districts. The ZB is legislated through the Planning and Development Act, 2007. Altogether, all development proposals must align with the requirements outlined in the ZB to be approved by Council.
What are Zoning Districts?
Every parcel of land in the RM has a specific zoning designation that outlines what type of activities (or uses) are permitted on the parcel. All zoning districts also include discretionary uses that require Council approval.
Zoning districts are the RM's primary development tool to ensure adjacent land uses are compatible. Each zoning district includes specific development standards for development in that zone. Zoning districts are categorized into: agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial.
For a copy of the ZB and ZB Maps, please see the documents at the bottom of this webpage.