Planning, Development & Industry

County Land Development in Fleet

August 28, 2019

The County of Paintearth is considering developing the lands immediately south of Railway Ave, to the lands containing the regional water line, into residential lots.  Please find attached a map showing the proposed parcels on the lands being reviewed.  At this point, everything is preliminary and draft, this is just a consideration moving forward for discussion.

The lots are sized approximately about 1.18 – 1.24 acres in size, with approximate dimensions of 150’x350, comparable to a football field. This is designed to meet current standards for the placements of water wells and septic field systems with the appropriate separation distances.  There is a small public utility lot planned (.31 ac) for a future metering station of the water line, and we may enlarge it to include space for a community park, or other outdoor space.

The County may at some point be entering the lands to remove any remaining debris or foundation remnants from the long departed elevators, and other buildings which occupied these lands a very long time ago.  Residents are reminded that if you have placed anything on the lands to please remove them. We may also be undergoing ground testing for any potential contaminations – if any residents are aware of historic uses/locations/buried services that may affect these explorations the County would gladly welcome your feedback.

At this time, the County is requesting that if any residents have any feedback or comments on the proposed subdivision and future development, to please reply back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of September 2019.  Thank you for your consideration and co-operation and we look forward to your reply.


The Alberta Government has mandated every municipality must create an Inter-Municipal Development Plan (IDP) with its neighbour municipalities, both urban and rural.

The County of Paintearth has created a draft IDP with the below listed neighbour municipalities that defines a Fringe Area along their border.  Development within this Fringe Area will be subject to the land use regulations and conditions of referral in these IDP’s upon effect. There are no changes to the County LUB regulations within any IDP.

The County will hold public hearings on October 1st , 2019 at the County Administration Office to gather input from interested and affected parties for the following plans:

1:00 PM         Special Areas (includes #2 & #4)
1:15 PM         Stettler County
1:30 PM         Flagstaff County

The draft IDPs are listed below and comments may be forwarded to the Dir of Community Services at (403) 882-3211 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 15, 2019.  Written comments will be presented public to Council at the above hearing dates.

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) Drafts

The County is completing a process – required by the provincial government – to prepare and implement IDP’s with all our neighbours.  To date we have such plans with the MD of Provost, and the Towns of Coronation and Castor.  We have drafts now proposed for our border areas with Special Areas #2 and #4, and soon to be posted drafts with the Counties of Stettler and Flagstaff and Village of Halkirk.  Please click on the links below to see the drafts, and note the timeframe for sending comments to the County office.

All landowners in the affected fringe areas have been sent a direct letter to inform them of these plans and to request feedback as per the timelines list below.

Special Areas IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm August 30, 2019.

Flagstaff County IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm September 15, 2019.

Stettler County IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm September 15, 2019.

Village of Halkirk IDP Draft – coming soon

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.

Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Subdivision Opportunities

The County of Paintearth has developed and serviced prime industrial lands located at the heavily trafficked intersection of HWYs 36 and 12.

The information package here contains the layout of lots sold and remaining, as well as the Land Use Bylaw zoning and development regulations for the lands.

For any inquiries please contact the Development Officer.

View Crowfoot Crossing Full Info Package

Land Use Bylaw 593-09

The County’s LUB is the overall regulation for lands contained within the County boundaries.  All uses, subdivisions, and development procedures and regulations are defined by land use districts for certain areas within the County.  It is to provide sound and orderly development within the guidelines as developed and authorized by County Council and the Municipal Development Plan. Anyone wishing to purchase or develop land within the County is encouraged to become familiar with the regulations contained within.  The County prides itself on being an open and accessible development environment, thereby enabling our residents and farming communities to prosper and enjoy rural living.

View Land Use Bylaw 593-09