Town amends land use bylaw | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 21 Jun 2024 5pm

Town amends land use bylaw

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Drumheller Town Council passed its Land Use Amending Bylaw, making important changes to the document to keep updated.
Council passed the third reading of the bylaw at the June 2 regular council meeting. The Land Use bylaw is to regulate the use and development of land and buildings in the Town of Drumheller. This Bylaw is designed for sustainable development and all planning applications, including land use, subdivision, and development permit applications will be evaluated using the principles of the Municipal Development Plan.
On Tuesday, May 7, the Town hosted an Open House at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF) to gather feedback from residents on the proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw. Furthermore, a Public Hearing was conducted during the Regular Council Meeting on May 21, 2024, to ensure comprehensive community involvement.
The Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24 encompasses numerous changes aimed at enhancing the usability of the document for both residents and the development authority. The main amendments include:
- Clerical Updates: Numerous clerical changes, such as capitalization, punctuation, numbering, font, and formatting, have been implemented to improve the readability of the document.
- Alignment with Strategic Plans: Significant amendments have been made to align the Land Use Bylaw with the Town of Drumheller’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Drumheller Valley Housing Strategy (DVHS).
These changes are primarily focused on: Increasing residential density; Enhancing development opportunities; and, Simplifying the permitting process by reducing bureaucratic hurdles.
A comprehensive list of the amendments is detailed in the Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24. Additionally, a consolidated version of the Land Use Bylaw, including these amendments, will be available on the Town of Drumheller website.
For any inquiries regarding the changes, please contact the Development Officer, Hassan Saeed, at or 403-823-1310.

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