|Subdivision & Development
The Village of Spring Lake currently utilizes eight SDAB Certified Board Members and two SDAB Certified Clerks.
The SDAB is an unbiased, local judicial authority (similar to a legal body) that hears appeals of decisions made by Development Officers, the Subdivision Approval Authority, development permits, or stop orders issued by the municipality.
The SDAB only meets when an appeal is received. Dates, times, and locations of meetings will be advertised with a minimum of five days' notice. Meetings are held in public, however the SDAB is authorized to deliberate their final decision without the public present.
For more information, contact Village Administration at: email@example.com
Who Can File an Appeal?
- Development permit appeals: The applicant (or agent) can file an appeal if your application has been refused, your application has been approved with conditions unacceptable to you, you have been issued a stop order, you will be affected by a new development or new use of someone’s property, or if a development authority fails or refuses to make a decision within 40 days of receipt of your application.
- Subdivision Appeals: The applicant (or agent) can file an appeal if your application for subdivision has been refused, your application has been approved with conditions unacceptable to you, or if a subdivision authority fails or refuses to make a decision within 60 days of receipt of your application. You can only appeal a subdivision application if you are the applicant (or agent), Town Council, provincial government department, or a school board. Neighbors cannot appeal a subdivision application.
Examples of an affected person is someone who owns property, carries on a business, or resides in the vicinity of a proposed development. A person who only visits the area does not qualify as an affected person.
Notice of Appeal form must be submitted within 21 days of notification of a decision or order to:
Address: 990 Bauer Avenue, Spring Lake, Alberta, T7Z 2S9
In the case of subdivision appeals, the deadline for appeal is 21 calendar days from the date the decision is mailed.
In the case of development appeals, the deadline for appeals is 21 calendar days from the date the decision is received:
- If the application is approved, this date will be 21 days from the date the approval is advertised
in the local papers.
- If the application is refused, the date will be 21 days from when the decision is either picked up,
delivered, faxed or received via registered mail.
Any person initiating an appeal to the SDAB shall pay a fee at the time the appeal is submitted. All appeals shall include a statement describing the reasons for the appeal.
The appeal must be heard by the SDAB within 30 days of submission. The Board must hold a public hearing. Five days prior to the public hearing the appellant and other affected persons will be notified in writing. If you are unable to attend the scheduled meeting, please contact the SDAB secretary to attempt to arrange for the hearing to be rescheduled.
If you file an appeal, you are expected to make a verbal presentation to the SDAB. You may have someone speak on your behalf. If you wish to have your submission included in the SDAB agenda package, please submit it to Box 1075, Onoway, Alberta, T0E 1V0 and by courier to 990 Bauer Avenue, Spring Lake, Alberta, T7Z 2S9, five (5) working days prior to the hearing. Large submissions presented the night of the hearing may cause the hearing to be postponed while the Board reviews the submissions.
The Board only hears the relevant planning matters of the appeal. If you stray from them, the Board will let you know.
The SDAB must give a written decision together with the reasons for the decision within 15 days of concluding the hearing.
Note: Certain subdivision appeals fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Government Board rather than the local Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Please call 780.427.4864 for questions regarding the Municipal Government Board.