Forms and applications are available for download on this website.
The Planning, Development, Department manages development, subdivision and land matters in the County. Development is guided by Provincial, County and Federal statutory documents (Laws) and County policy. Examples of statutory documents include:
- The Municipal Government Act (Province of Alberta)
- Water Act (Province of Alberta)
- Brazeau Business Park Area Structure Plan (Brazeau County)
- Subdivision & Development Regulations (Province of Alberta)
- Federal Aeronautics Act (Federal Government)
- Intermunicipal Development Plan (Brazeau County)
- Municipal Development Plan (Brazeau County)
- Land Use Bylaw (Brazeau County)
- Groundwater Evaluation policy
- Public Reserve Policy
- Lease Road Access Policy
The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) are the general, high level planning documents that guides land use and development in the County. The Land Use Bylaw is the statutory document that allows the County to implement both the Municipal and Intermunicipal Development Plans.
An Area Structure Plan is a more detailed planning document for a specific area. Most Area Structure Plans can be accessed on this website. Area Structure Plans not included on the County Website can be provided by the Planning and Development Department.
Statutory documents and Policy amendments must be approved by Brazeau County Council.
The Planning & Development Department reviews subdivision and rezoning applications and advises Council and the Municipal Planning Commission. The goal is to achieve orderly, economical and beneficial use of land to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment.
The Planning & Development Department is responsible for placing notices on land available to lease, usually for haying or grazing purposes. Municipal Reserves are municipally owned parcels of land meant for public use.
For more information, Contact the Planning & Development Department at 780-542-2667.