A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is required by the Municipal Government Act (MGA). It anticipates future land use requirements in a community, and provides policy direction for it’s long term growth and development.
A statutory plan can be in the form of an Area Structure Plan (ASP) and/or Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) that has been approved by Council by a bylaw. The ASP or ARP will provide a detailed land use plan and will address density of development, staging, servicing and transportation in greater detail than in the Municipal Development Plan. An ASP or ARP may be required prior to the Town granting Re-districting and Subdivision Approval for any new development within the Town of Beaumont. The Council will decide whether an ASP or ARP is required. The preparation of an ASP or ARP if required will be the responsibility of the land owner and/or developer of the land in question.
The Outline Plan report is a non-statutory detailed concept plan required prior to the Town granting Re-districting and Subdivision Approval for any new development within the Town of Beaumont and will require Council approval by resolution. An Outline Plan report, along with any other necessary Detailed Design reports, (Water, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Transportation, Parks, etc.) addresses land use and servicing issues in greater detail than in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), Area Structure Plan (ASP) and Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) that may be in place, and typically applies to areas no larger than a quarter section in size. The preparation of an Outline Plan report is the responsibility of the land owner and/or developer of the land in question.
To subdivide land you need to fill out a Subdivision Application as per the subdivision requirements and submit to the Town. Prior to a subdivision application being deemed complete an Area Structure Plan (ASP), Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and/or an Outline Plan may be required. The Town Administration will advise the applicant. When the application is deemed complete the Town Administration will then circulate the application to various agencies and adjacent landowners for their comments. Once comments are received from the referral agencies, the application is then reviewed by Town Administration and brought before the Municipal Planning Commission for consideration. When a decision has been rendered, the Municipal Planning Commission will notify the applicant of the decision in writing.
Through the Land Use Bylaw, the Town is divided into Land Use Districts. A land owner/developer may wish to change their land use district in order to provide for development on their land that currently is not permitted. In this case, the owner/developer would have to apply to amend the Land Use Bylaw. Where a land use amendment is required the owner/developer will be required to fill out a Land Use Bylaw Amendment & Redistricting application and submit to the Town Administration. The application will then be reviewed by Town Administration and a recommendation will be provided to Council on whether to approve or defeat the Land Use Bylaw Amendment.
Under the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Section 655 the Town may impose as a condition of Subdivision Approval or a Development Permit that the owner/developer enter into a development agreement to construct roads, pedestrian walkway system, public utilities and to provide security for the proposed subdivision or development.
The Capital Region Board (CRB) was established by Minister of Municipal Affairs on April 15, 2008 under Regulation AR 49/2008. The mandate of the CRB was to create a Growth Plan with four key components: land use, intermunicipal transit, housing, and geographic information services (GIS). The Growth Plan provides a vision for the future of the Capital Region and is a model for regional co-operation in Alberta. The Growth Plan established Principles & Policies for Land Use that are to be implemented by the 25 participating local municipalities through each of their respective Municipal Development Plans (MDP) and any statutory plans such as an Area Structure Plan (ASP)or Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP). These Policies & Principles in Land Use will provide the big picture plan for future growth of Beaumont as a member of the Capital Region.