Proposed Bylaw No. 20-Z/22 - Omnibus Land Use Bylaw Amendments - Information Page

WHAT/WHY: The Land Use Bylaw is the MD of Bighorn’s primary tool for regulating how land is used and developed in the MD.  Land Use Bylaw 09-Z/18 was adopted by Council in September of 2018.  Throughout the past several years, the planning department has been tracking a list of amendments to ensure that the Land Use Bylaw is current and effective in regulating development within the MD.  The updates are based on staff experiences in processing applications and feedback from applicants.  The LUB is intended to be a living document which grows with the MD and responds to current issues and challenges.  It is anticipated that these omnibus amendments will create efficiencies in development approvals and enforcement.  

HOW TO VIEW:The proposed Land Use Bylaw amendments are outlined in the below ‘Land Use Bylaw Omnibus Amendments Summary Table’ and ‘Bylaw 20-Z/22.’  As part of the omnibus amendments, the Rural Land Use map and Hamlet maps (where required) have also been updated and are linked below.  The proposed amendments can also be viewed at the MD of Bighorn municipal office at 2 Heart Mountain Drive in Exshaw.  

NEXT STEPS: Council has passed First Reading of Bylaw 20-Z/22, and in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, a Public Hearing was held on January 10, 2023 at the MD of Bighorn Council Chambers (2 Heart Mountain Drive in Exshaw).  Bylaw 20-Z/22 has been amended since the public hearing as outlined in tracked changes on the documents linked below.  Second Reading (and possibly Third Reading) of Bylaw 20-Z/22 is scheduled for September 12, 2023 at the Regular Council Meeting at the MD of Bighorn Council Chambers.