Planning and Development
With the recent adoption of the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA), changes to the review process of Development Permit and Subdivision applications are now in effect. In summary, once an application is received, the County will have 20 days to determine if the application is complete with all of the information required to make a decision. If the application is deemed complete, notice will be sent to the applicant and the processing period begins. The processing period for Development Permits is 40 days, and the processing period for Subdivisions is 60 days. If the application cannot be processed within the required timeline, the County may ask the applicant to enter into a Time Extension Agreement to extend this time period.
If the application is not complete, notice will be sent to the applicant with instructions regarding the information required. If the additional information is not received within a prescribed timeline, the application will be deemed refused and the file will be closed. Attached is a flow chart outlining the new process.
Development permit application forms and other forms can be found here.
Developments are evaluated according to the Minimum Designs Standards, available here.
To see the policies the department considers in making decisions under Part 17 of the Municipal Government Act, please click here.
To learn more about Planning and Economic Development and other Brazeau County workshops, click here.
For more information, contact the Economic Development and Planning Department at 780-542-2667.