Planning & Development

Key Contact Information

In the Special Areas, we’re proud of our land. We want to be good stewards, today and into the future. That’s why planning and development is done strategically and with the longevity of our community in mind.

 

Planning and Development Services manages development permits, subdivision planning, and other land matters in the Special Areas. We’re committed to providing a comfortable and straightforward experience for residents and developers.

 

Special Areas Development Officers are the primary contact for SAB Development Permits.

KEY CONTACTS

Special Area No. 2

Brett Richards, Development Officer
403-854-5600
brett.richards@specialareas.ab.ca

Special Area No. 3

Darran Dick, Development Officer
403-664-3618
darran.dick@specialareas.ab.ca

Special Area No. 4

Taryl Abt/Justine Comeau, Development Officer
403-577-3523
taryl.abt@specialareas.ab.ca / justine.comeau@specialareas.ab.ca

Planning Services

Palliser Regional Municipal Services (PRMS) provides planning and development services for the Special Areas, and is the primary contact for:

  • Building and utility permits
  • Safety codes
  • Subdivision applications
  • Land use order amendments
  • Area structure plans

 

KEY CONTACTS
Palliser Regional Municipal Services
1-877-854-3371
Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Planning Resources

While planning for development, subdivision, or redesignation projects, you may need to reference Special Areas planning documents including:

 

 

  • Subdivision Applications: 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 Provincial regulations. Applications are managed by Palliser Regional Municipal Services.

 

  • Area Structure Plans (ASP): Documents used by Special Areas when evaluating planning or development applications within specified areas.

 

 

 

 

Visit the document library or contact Palliser Regional Municipal Services for planning documents.

Planning Appeals

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals from individuals affected by decisions of the municipal development authorities. The SDAB makes decisions on these appeals in accordance with the provision of the Municipal Government Act and the Special Areas Land Use Order.

 

To appeal a decision of the Development Authority, individuals may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within twenty-one (21) days after notice of decision. For more information, contact your local district office.

 

The Land and Property Rights Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body established by the Province which hears appeals related to matters of provincial interest.

Property Line Locating

Special Areas provides locating services for ratepayers, including property line marking, and lot and property locations (hamlets). These services are not official Alberta Land Survey (ALS) boundary markers or a legal survey work.

 

To request these services, complete the survey request form and sketch document (if required) and contact your local district office.

 

Property Line Locating Services

Development Permit Notices

Special Area No. 2 – Notice of Decision of Development Authority

The following application has been approved and permits issued:

Date PostedApplication NoLegal DescriptionType of Development

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any persons claiming to be affected by decisions of the Development Authority may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within twenty-one (21) 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 Area No. 3 – Notice of Decision of Development Authority

The following application has been approved and permits issued:

Date PostedApplication No.Legal DescriptionType of Development

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any persons claiming to be affected by decisions of the Development Authority may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within twenty-one (21) days after notice of decision.

 

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 Area No. 4 – Notice of Decision of Development Authority

The following application has been approved and permits issued:

Date PostedApplication NoLegal DescriptionType of Development

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any persons claiming to be affected by decisions of the Development Authority may appeal to the Development Appeal Board by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary within twenty-one (21) days after notice of decision.

 

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

 

Taryl Abt, Acting Administrator
Special Area No. 4, Consort

Notice of Decision of Development Authority

The following application has been approved and permits issued:

Date PostedApplication NoType of DevelopmentLegal Descriptions
January 19, 2021SA3-12-18EDP Renewables Sharp Hills Wind Power Project - Amendment (Commercial Wind Energy Conversion System)New Brigden and Sedalia Area

The Special Areas Land Use Order provides that any persons claiming to be affected by decisions of the Development Authority may appeal within twenty-one (21) days after notice of decision.

Appeals may be sent to the attention of the Land and Property Rights Tribunal. The appeal form can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/ma-lprt-subdivision-development-authority-appeal.pdf 

 

Darran Dick, Development Officer
Special Area No. 3, Oyen

 

Taryl Abt, Development Officer
Special Area No. 4, Consort