Planning, Development & Industry

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

The County’s MPC normally meets monthly and is the body charged with the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) administration as well as all developments such as subdivision approvals and development permits.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are listed below, along with previously approved minutes from earlier meetings.   To request an item be placed on the agenda, please contact the Development Officer no later than the Friday preceding the meeting date.

2017 MPC Meeting Dates:

December 19

Development Permit Applications Approved

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved:

DP1792  Tower Associates Canada   SE6-37-12-W4  Placement/construction of 60 m Meterological Tower

DP1793  Circle Square Ranch             SW9-39-15-W4  Construction of additional residence

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving Notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509 Castor, AB TOC OXO not later than 4:30 p.m., October 27 2017.  The Notice must contain the reason for the appeal and pursuant to Bylaw No. 580-09 include the $200.00 fee.

Dated: October 12, 2017                                     Todd Pawsey, Development Officer

Municipal Development Plan Goals:

The goals of the Municipal Development Plan indicate the overall direction the County wishes to take in managing land uses. In preparing these Plan goals, recognition has been given to the important role the agricultural and natural resource industries have played in contributing to the growth and development of the County.

Based on this understanding, the following plan goals have been identified:
1. To provide opportunities for well-planned growth.
2. To provide opportunities for increased economic activity.
3. To protect agricultural operations and natural landscapes.
4. To balance economic activity with the protection of agricultural operations and natural landscapes.
5. To encourage population growth within the 20-34 year age groups (young families) to settle in the County through the MDP Policies and also additional partnerships, cooperation, and policies.

View Municipal Development Plan