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Planning & Development Policies
The Planning and Development Department has a number of department-specific Policies in place, whether established by Administration or Council, to guide the operations of the Department. In recognition of the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, the following is a complete list of all such Policies and how each relates to the statutory plans established by the municipality.
PD-01-08 Issuing Compliance Certificates
A Compliance Certificate is confirmation of location of building(s) on the site comply with the requirements of the Town of Drayton Valley’s Land Use Bylaw. This Policy establishes what is to be included in a Compliance Certificate issued by the Town.
PD-01-99 Builders Error Policy
The Builders Error Policy allows for the possibility that a structure on a property may be constructed within a margin of error of that which is permitted in the Land Use Bylaw, and can be reflected as such in a Compliance Certificate issued by the Town.
PD-01-11 Bussinesses in Rotary Park Policy
Pursuant to the Business License Bylaw of the Town, operations of businesses within Town properties is restricted. This Policy is established to allow the operation of temporary businesses within Rotary Park, subject to specific conditions.
PD-01-12 Area Structure Plans Policy 2012
Area Structure Plans are statutory documents required for the planning and development of areas of land (typically a quarter section or a large portion thereof). This Policy has been created to provide a comprehensive summary of what is required within such a Plan and the process in place for the review and adoption of same.
PD-01-13 Fees Policy
The Town of Drayton Valley receives requests from non-profit agencies to waive Development and Building Permit fees (as established under the Land Use Bylaw and specified in the Annual Fee Schedule). This Policy is established to provide parameters for the application of waivers.
PD-01-14 Design Guidelines Policy
This document is issued by the Town of Drayton Valley to provide guidance for land development, redevelopment or retrofit development within the downtown core, commercial arterial and industrial park districts. The information contained herein is not intended to be a standard; rather it is a guideline to ensure a consistency and quality of development within these three districts of Drayton Valley and is supplementary to the Town’s Land Use Bylaw and Area Structure Plans for such areas.
PD-02-12 Rezoning Applications Policy 2012
The Town often receives requests from landowners for the rezoning or redistricting lands to accommodate a particular use of the land. This requires the amendment of the zoning from that established in the Land Use Bylaw and must comply with the requirements of the Municipal Development Plan and any Area Structure Plan for that parcel(s). Administration will review the proposed rezoning for compliance with those Plans, and in the manner established under this Policy.
PD-02-14 Addressing and Naming Policy
In conjunction with the creation of new parcels of land and their legal descriptions, Administration is responsible for assigning civic addresses and street numbers. This Policy sets out how Administration makes those determinations and provides for the instances where developers or citizens seek to have a roadway assigned a ‘name’ in addition to the numerical identifier assigned.
PD-03-14 Assigning Legal Description Policy
With the creation of new legal parcels of land from larger area, legal descriptions (as registered by Alberta Land Titles Office) are created for each new parcel. In order to ensure orderly assignment of those legal descriptions, the Policy establishes how numbers are assigned to denote phases which are commonly pre-established within Area Structure Plans.
PD-04-08 Development Notices to the Public Policy
The creation of or amendment to statutory plans (Municipal Development Plan, Land Use Bylaw, Area Structure Plans, etc.) require the consultation of the public. This Policy is established to expand on the referral area required by the Municipal Government Act, by creating referral distances for the various types of applications processed by the Town.
PD-05-08 Water & Sewer Fees for Secondary Suites
The Town’s Land Use Bylaw allows for the creation of secondary suites, while the Town’s Water and Sewer Off-Site Levy Bylaw sets the rates to be charged for new development which ties into the Town’s utility system. Based on feedback from developers regarding the construction of secondary suites, the Town established this Policy to create a reduced rate of off-site levies for such units.