Redistricting or rezoning is the process of changing the land use district that applies to a particular parcel of land. By changing a parcel’s zoning it changes what is allowed to happen on a property.
To facilitate good planning practices, the proposed rezoning will be reviewed for compliance with the County’s Municipal Development Plan, Land Use Bylaw and any other Bylaw or Policy which may be in effect. The County will also consider compatibility of adjacent land uses when reviewing applications.
Applicant must provide a complete application, maps, reasons for rezoning, owner’s signature, and supporting documents to the County for review.
A rezoning application (PDF) is made by a landowner in order to rezone their land, or a portion thereof, to a designation which is suitable to their planned development.
Approval of Application\Public Consultation
Once received, the application is referred to various government agencies, adjacent municipalities and internally for review. Once all referrals have been received, a Public Hearing for Council is scheduled, advertised in the local paper and all adjacent landowners are notified of the Hearing and background information.
Agricultural Rezoning Requirements:
Under the Land Use Bylaw Section 10.1.8 any subdivision creating in excess of two parcels per quarter section will require rezoning from Agriculture to another district.
Under the Municipal Development Plan Section 1.2.2 area structure plan or rezoning will not be considered if the land is classified as productive agricultural land as defined above except as allowed elsewhere in the Municipal Development Plan.