Here you'll find guidance and documentation for planning and development activities across the MD; and regulation that strikes a balance between land preservation and progressive growth.
Planning & Development Services and Resources
LAND USE BYLAW
Council passed an updated Land Use Bylaw in September of 2021. This new guiding document is an entire rewrite of the legacy bylaw introduced in 2004, and was crafted in parallel with extensive community engagement and Council input.
Balancing Environment, Aesthetics, Equity and Efficiency
We examine issues of compatibility, environment, health, aesthetics, equity and efficiency in land use planning and development. It helps ensure the ongoing conservation of the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage while heavily promoting healthy, sustainable communities.
The MD's planning process ensures quality development, which in turn:
Protects your investment
Maintains peace among neighbours
Fosters community pride
Provides land use certainty
Guides standards of construction