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Land Use Bylaw

The Alberta Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The LUB regulates the use, conservation, and development of land, buildings and signs within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The LUB regulates a wide range of development criteria, including:

  • Establishing the development permit and rezoning process.
  • Size and use of land and buildings.
  • Classifies Districts and determines development standards for each of these Districts.
  • Determines the appropriate permitted and discretionary uses for each Land Use District.

You can read the current bylaw.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Land Use Bylaw?

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) regulates the use, and development of land, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It regulates how, what and which developments can occur on a parcel of land.

How might these proposed changes affect me as a resident and business owner?

Depending on where your property is located, your development options and standards may change. Some of the potential changes include the following:

  • New land use districts
  • Revisions to existing districts
  • Revision of definitions
  • Changes in permitted or discretionary uses within a particular land use
  • Revision of rules and regulations for secondary suites, home based business and signs.

Public Engagement Sessions

The Municipality will be hosting public engagement sessions for residents to learn about proposed changes to the LUB. Residents are encouraged to have their say for how land can be used by attending an engagement session.

MacDonald Island Park
March 16, 2016
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Rural Engagement Sessions will be announced at a later time.

For more information about the Land Use Bylaw and the proposed changes, please contact the Planning and Regional Development Office at planningdevelopment@rmwb.ca or 780-799-8695.

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