Leduc County Current Planning administers the County's statutory documents including the Municipal Development Plan, the Land Use Bylaw, Inter-Municipal Development Plans, and Area Structure Plans. The core responsibilities of the Current Planning group are Land Use Bylaw Amendments, Subdivision and Development.
Through the administration of these documents, Leduc County Current Planning strives to effectively manage the subdivision and development of land for the benefit of its present and future residents and their quality of life.
Through the Land Use Bylaw, the County is divided into Land Use Districts (often referred to as "Zones"). Members of the public may wish to change their land use district in order to provide for development on their land that would otherwise not be possible. In this case, the landowner would have to apply to amend the Land Use Bylaw.
Land Use District Map
Where a land use amendment is required, the Current Planning group seeks to assist the landowner in the application process, and to make a recommendation to the Leduc County Council based on relevant statutory documents. It is then the responsibility of Council to make a decision on the application.
Landowners may wish to subdivide their land into two or more parcels. Where a landowner wishes to subdivide their land, they must make an application to Leduc County. Current Planning staff seeks to assist the landowner in this process, assess the application and make a recommendation to the Subdivision Authority, in accordance with relevant statutory documents. The Subdivision Authority will then make a decision with regard to the application.
In most cases the Subdivision Authority is a Committee of Leduc County Council; however, delegation of authority for the approval of specific applications has been given to the director of Planning and Development and the manager of Current Planning.
All development of land in Leduc County requires a valid development permit unless specifically exempt under the current Land Use Bylaw. Where a landowner wishes to develop their land, they must make an application to Leduc County Planning and Development for a development permit. Leduc County Current Planning strives to assist the landowner in the process of application and maintain open communication with the applicant throughout the review process.
Upon receipt of a development permit application, a development officer will determine if the proposed development fits within the district regulations set out in the Land Use Bylaw and other statutory documents. The decision of the development officer is based on these statutory documents and comment received from affected stakeholders. These stakeholders can include adjacent landowners, other Leduc County departments, external professionals and other external agencies.