Land Use Bylaw Rewrite

Update - May 21, 2024

On April 30th, 2024 Administration presented the feedback received at the April 8th Public Hearing and Council provided direction on how to address the feedback. Administration has taken the feedback and created the final draft of LUB No.2296 which will be printed for the first reading on May 21st.

Council will consider giving  first reading the proposed bylaw at the Council Meeting at 7pm on May 21st, and a second public hearing will be scheduled for June 4th, 2024, where Administration will present changes that were made as a result of the public feedback received at the April 8th Public Hearing

The June 4th agenda will also include recommendations for Council to consider giving second and third reading to Land Use Bylaw No. 2296.

Please watch the Town websites for Public Hearing notification and copies of the final draft of Land Use Bawl No. 2296.

 

 

 

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!

February 2024 Update

Feb 15, 2024 News Release

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.

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