The RM has completed the initial public engagement process as the first step in updating our Official Community Plan (OCP). To address a noticeable lack of input from the RM's booming business community, a survey was sent out this summer to everyone working in the RM. The results of the survey will be available to the public in the fall of 2017 and will specifically aid in writing policies related to housing and transportation. The OCP writing process has begun and a first draft will be available in early 2018, at which time the public can provide any comments or concerns. We will continue to provide updates through newsletters, social media, and future community meetings.
If you wish to discuss any planning and development matters, please contact our Planning Department at (306) 771-2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New to the RM? Learn about us here: OCP Appendix: Municipal Profile
Do I Need a Development Permit?
Development permits are required for the following projects:
- New commercial or industrial buildings
- Any site work, grading, or pre-construction work
- Extensive interior renovations
- Accessory buildings such as a garage or a shop larger than 100ft2
- Moving a mobile home or RTM to a site
- Demolishing an existing building
Driveways and Approaches
Before building a driveway or approach, please submit the Driveway or Approach Construction/Expansion Application to the RM. There are no fees associated with the approval of a driveway or approach.
A development permit must be obtained prior to the commencement of any construction activity. If you are not sure if you need a development permit, please contact the Planning Department at (306) 771-2034.
What do I need to consider before proposing a development?
The more information Council has about your proposal, the better. The Development Review Criteria provides a list of considerations that should be addressed during the initial phases of development.
The RM's Official Community Plan identifies future growth areas and potential uses compatible with existing development. Take a look at our Land Use Map to see if your proposal fits in with the RM's future growth plans: RM of Edenwold Proposed Land Use Map
What do I need to submit to the Planning Department?
The Development Permit Application should be submitted to the RM after the developer has had an initial discussion with a planner to discuss the requirements and design specifics of the project. This will allow all parties to have the chance to address their needs before officially proceeding with surveyors or any legal processes.
This link provides an example of a Concept Plan for a residential development proposal:
Development Submission Example.
Do I need building permit?
In almost all instances, a building permit is required in addition to a development permit. The applications for several common types of development can be found below. Please complete and submit to the RM prior to the commencement of any construction.
Building Permit Applications
- House (New)
- Accessory Building
- Detached Garage
- Mobile Home
- Pole Building
- Pre-Move Inspection Process
- Permit Form to Demolish or Move a Building
Inspections must be completed at various stages throughout the construction process. All building inspections for the RM are carried out by Professional Building Inspections (PBI) who can be reached at (306) 536-1799. All questions concerning the National Building Code can be directed to PBI.
Building permits and inspections have associated fees which are outlined in the Building Permit Bylaw and Fee Schedule.