Planning and Development

The Development Services staff in the Special Areas seek to provide a comfortable and straight forward experience for our developers when processing or development or subdivision applications. The Special Areas staff, as well as Palliser Regional Municipal Services staff, can provide guidance and information on regulations that will help the developer make informed choices.

Planning DocumentsDevelopment PermitsLand Use OrderSubdivision

Planning Documents

While planning for your development, subdivision, or redesignation projects, you may wish or need to refer to some existing documents. For more information on these forms and applications, contact Palliser Regional Municipal Services.

Area Structure Plans

- Area Structure Plans (ASPs) are documents that are approved by the Board. The documents are used by the Board when evaluating planning or development applications within the specific areas. If your land is located in an area where there is an existing ASP, you will want to be familiar with the document. If your proposed project is large or complex, a new ASP may be required. To review existing ASPs, please contact Palliser Regional Municipal Services.

Land Use Order

- The Land Use Order is a statutory document that regulates the use and development of land within the Special Areas. If you are planning on any development, subdivision, or redesignation on your land within the Special Areas, you should be familiar with this document.  Check it out here.

The Development Services staff in the Special Areas seek to provide a comfortable and straight forward experience for our developers when processing or development or subdivision applications. The Special Areas staff, as well as Palliser Regional Municipal Services staff, can provide guidance and information on regulations that will help the developer make informed choices.

Development Permits

Development Permit Application Form


Special Areas No. 2
Notice of Decision of Development Officer

Date Posted Application No Legal Description Type of Development

The Land Use Order provides that any persons claiming to be affected by a decision of the Development officer may appeal to the Secretary of the Development Appeal Board within fourteen (14) days after notice of decision.

Further information regarding the above application may be obtained from the Special Areas No. 2 District Office, Hanna.

Brett Richards, Administrator
Special Area No. 2, Hanna


Special Areas No. 3
Notice of Decision of Development Officer

Date Posted Application No Legal Description Type of Development

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any person claiming to be affected by a decision of the Development Officer may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within (14) days.

Further information regarding the above application may be obtained from the Special Areas No. 3 District Office, Oyen.

Darran Dick, Administrator
Special Area No. 3, Oyen


Special Areas No. 4
Notice of Decision of Development Officer

Date Posted Application No Legal Description Type of Development

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any person claiming to be affected by a decision of the Development Officer may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within (14) days.

Further information regarding the above application may be obtained from the Special Areas No. 4 District Office, Consort.

Corinne Kelts, Administrator
Special Area No. 4, Consort

A Land Use Order controls the use and development of land and buildings within Special Areas. In the Land Use Order, the Special Areas is divided into a number of land use districts, within which are designated permitted and discretionary uses of land and buildings, or both. The Order may also establish provisions, in general or for any specific district, that pertain to a variety of matters including the minimum and maximum lots areas. Provisions regarding the buildings setbacks from property lines, floor areas of buildings, and location of fences are dealt with during the development permit process, rather than the subdivision process.

The following is a list of the various regulating documents listed in order of importance and legal standing.

- Municipal Government Act (provincial)
- Land Use Order MSL:007/15 (municipal bylaw)

- Amendments to MSL:007/15
- Map 25 - Redistrict SE 22-35-09 W4 to RSH


Land Use Order Maps

(All files below are PDF files)

Map Index

Map 1 - Hanna Hwy 9
Map 2 - Hanna Airport
Map 3 - Cactus Corner
Map 4 - Empress Airport
Map 5 - Oyen Corner
Map 6 - Oyen North
Map 7 - Oyen Airport
Map 8 - Youngstown
Map 9 - Consort Airport
Map 10 - SE 14-35-9-W4
Map 11 - NW 8-31-14-W4
Map 12 - SW 6-28-4-W4
Map 13 - SE 13-32-13-W4
Map 14 - NW 20-27-1-W4
Map 15 - NE 22-33-6-W4
Map 16 - SW 17-31-14-W4
Map 17 - NE 36-33-08-W4
Map 18 - NE 31-30-13-W4
Map 19 - SW 13-31-15-W4
Map 20 - SW 22-30-14-W4
Map 21 - SW 14-31-14-W4
Map 22 - W1/2 10-22-3-W4
Map 23 - Consort West
Map 24 - SW 16-30-2-W4

Hamlet Land Use District Maps

Special Area No. 2

- Bindloss
- Buffalo
- Cavendish
- Cessford
- Dorothy
- Iddesleigh
- Jenner
- Pollockville
- Richdale - Rose Lynn
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Scapa
-
Scotfield
-
Sedalia
-
Sheerness
-
Stanmore
-
Sunnynook
-
Wardlow
-
Watts

Special Area No. 3

- Benton
- Carolside
- Chinook
- Esther
- Excel
- Lanfine
- New Brigden
- Sibbald

Special Area No. 4

- Altario
- Compeer
- Hemaruka
- Kirriemuir
- Loyalist
- Monitor

What is Subdivision?

Subdivision is the process of dividing a parcel of land into any number of smaller parcels as permitted by the Special Areas Land Use Order and the Province's regulations.

The Palliser Regional Municipal Services are the authorized Planning Authority for the Special Areas, so therefore all Subdivision inquiries and submission of Applications are processed through their offices. Contact info

A Guide to Subdivisions

Subdivison Application Form


Palliser Regional Municipal Services
115 Palliser Trail, P.O. Drawer 1900, Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0
Telephone 1-877-854-3371 fax 403-854-4684.