Land Use Bylaw Rewrite

 

Please send comments or questions to 
LUBEngage@edson.ca 

Update February 2024

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) has been rewritten to guide development and shape the future of Edson. The current LUB was established in 1990 and required updating to better reflect the current contexts of Edson, while taking into consideration Edson’s unique identity and future vision as it grows.

The LUB divides the municipality into different land use districts, or “zones”, which establishes rules and regulations for development in Town, and informs decision making processes for development. 

Guiding Principles were established for the rewrite project to establish clear objectives for the new LUB, which are outlined below.

  • Increase flexibility 
  • Simple, concise & purposeful 
  • Clear and easy to interpret 
  • Visually pleasing and user friendly 
  • Be enforceable 
  • Follow best practice 
  • Reflect the local context of Edson 
  • Aligns with higher order documents (i.e., Municipal Development Plan, etc.) 

At this stage of the project, we are looking to provide opportunities for the community to familiarize themselves with the Draft Land Use Bylaw and be informed on what has changed, however, any relevant feedback will also be taken into consideration prior to producing the final Bylaw for Council’s consideration.

Familiarize yourself with the updates

We kindly request your valuable feedback through our online survey. Please take a moment to share your thoughts by accessing the following link: 

Land Use Bylaw Survey

You can also email us at LUBEngage@edson.ca to share your thoughts. Whether you have positive feedback, concerns, or suggestions, your input is invaluable. We want to hear from you, as your perspectives will help us create a land use bylaw that truly reflects the needs of our community. Thank you for your active participation!

Feb 15, 2024 News Release

Please send comments or questions to
LUBEngage@edson.ca 

 

Please Complete the SURVEY below
Land Use Bylaw Survey

 

Interactive Land Use District Map Tool

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With the utilization of this interactive tool, residents and landowners will gain the capability to effortlessly navigate to their respective properties. This tool provides convenient access to links pertaining to the current land use district as well as any proposed changes. Enhancing accessibility and transparency, this tool aims to empower individuals with comprehensive information about the land use dynamics in their area.

Interactive Land Use District Map Tool

 

 

What does a Land Use Bylaw do?

A Land Use Bylaw is a tool used to help the Town achieve its overall vision. The Bylaw divides the municipality into different land use districts, or “zones”, which establishes rules and regulations for development in Town, including information on the process of making decisions on development proposals within the Town.

How does the Land Use Bylaw impact me?

As a landowner in Town, if you are planning to develop or make changes to your property such constructing a building, starting a business, undertaking renovations or redevelopment, putting up a sign, establishing a secondary suite, etc., the Bylaw will indicate the district (zone) that your property is designated, and furthermore, outline all the relevant rules and regulations that must be considered within that district, and in general.

Why are we asking for your feedback?

The Land Use Bylaw should reflect the current and growing needs of a community. We want to understand what aspects of the Bylaw are important to you,  what you think is working well, and what needs to change to make living and working in Edson even better.

 

What We've Learned So Far

Engagement #1 is complete and a report has been developed based on the feedback we have received so far. Follow the link below to see the full document!

 

Engagement #2 is complete and a report has been developed based on the feedback we have received so far. Follow the link below to see the full document!

Edson Land Use Bylaw Video