Land Use Planning Framework
Planning and development involves balancing competing (and at times conflicting) needs and limited resources to ensure orderly, economical and beneficial development within a Municipality. Its primary objective is to maintain and improve the quality of the natural and built environment through a land use planning framework.
The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 derives its land use planning authority from the Province of Alberta, through provincial legislation, regulations and policies that include, but are not limited to:
- Municipal Government Act (MGA),
- Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), and
- Matters Related to Subdivision and Development Regulation.
The Municipality's delegated authority, allows it to develop, implement and enforce statutory plans, bylaws and policies to govern land use planning within its boundaries.
Together, the Provincial and Municipal legislation, regulations, policies and plans comprise the land use planning framework, which serves as a guide for planning, development and subdivision within the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136.