The purpose of land use planning is to manage and direct growth. Land use planning shapes the physical environment of a community in order to maximize the quality of life for its citizens. Residential development, commercial and industrial growth, transportation and utility infrastructure, and community services and amenities are all developed through land use planning.
The Planning Primer for Residents and Businesses is an introduction to the land use and community planning processes, describing the long range and current planning and development activities engaged in the Planning & Economic Development Department. These activities include statutory plans such as the Municipal Development Plan and Area Structure Plans, the Land Use Bylaw and Redistricting, Subdivision, Development and Appeal processes. Additional information is available on this website using the links below.
- Community Planning Documents:
Other Corporate Plans (related to Planning & Economic Development):