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An updated Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is being drafted and we want to hear what you think about the proposed changes, as well as any other concerns or suggestions you may have. Review a summary of what we have heard so far in the engagement process and how we plan to address your concerns in the draft LUB. Share your thoughts about the draft LUB and any other concerns you may have online. 

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

The purpose of the LUB is to:

  • Divide the Municipality into land use districts.
  • Determine the set of rules for each land use district, including permitted and discretionary uses.
  • Establish the development permit and rezoning process.
  • Regulate standards for the height, size and location of buildings.
  • Determine parking, landscaping and building design standards.
  • Implement the vision of the Municipal Development Plan and area structure plans.

Read the current bylaw.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the LUB need to be updated?

The current bylaw was adopted by Council in 1999. While some changes have been made throughout the years, a new LUB is necessary in order to:

How will the new LUB affect me as a resident or 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 and definitions
  • Revisions to existing land use districts and definitions
  • Changes to permitted or discretionary uses within a particular land use district
  • Clarify the rules for secondary suites, home-based business and signs.
  • Changes to landscape, parking and other design standards.

The History of LUB Engagement

Planning and Development started the LUB engagement process in the Urban Service Area in 2016. After the Horse River Wildfire, the process was put on hold and resumed at the beginning of 2018. You can review a summary of changes here. 

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