In the Village of Spring Lake
Planning Documents for the Village of Spring Lake
The Planning and Development Department understands the values of the community and reflects those values into our plans, policies, and bylaws for the immediate and future development of our Village. Our core mandate is to assist our residents in achieving their development goals and objectives.
The Planning and Development Department is available to discuss your development and building plans. Before beginning any project, there are several steps you will need to take to make sure your new development complies with local bylaws and regulations.
Development Services are governed by provincial legislation, including the Municipal Government Act, Part 17, Planning and Development: https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/acts/m26.pdf, the Subdivision and Development Regulation https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2002_043.pdf, and numerous municipal bylaws, plans, and policies.
A statutory plan is a legal document that must go through three readings and a public hearing before it is adopted. Once adopted, there are legal obligations for the Municipality and the residents must adhere to the plan.
Non-statutory plans are plans or documents passed by resolution. They are often developed to help encourage a certain direction for development or growth in a particular area.
Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDP)
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a high-level statutory land-use plan prepared collaboratively between two (or more) municipalities. The following IDP is at the interface between the Village of Spring Lake and surrounding Parkland County. IDPs provide land use and development policy direction for lands of mutual importance, agreed to and adopted through matching municipal bylaws of the Village of Spring Lake and Parkland County.
The Village of Spring Lake passed Bylaw # 368 IDP with Parkland County on November 13, 2018.
Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a key policy plan that communicates the long-term desired land use in the Village of Spring Lake. It is a high-level blueprint that shows how the Village is expected to change over time and the shape it will take in the future. Much like a blueprint that guides the construction of a house, an MDP helps many decision-makers collectively build their shared and desired physical setting. The resource that is being managed is the land base that is occupied by all members of the Village. This land base is typically limited and is expected to accommodate many activities and functions.
Land Use Bylaw (LUB)
A Land Use Bylaw (LUB) establishes rules and regulations for land development, as well as, the process of making decisions for development permit applications within the Village of Spring Lake.
Municipal Planning Services (MPS)
2023 MPS Subdivision Fee Schedule & Subdivision Guide
Effective: September 1, 2023