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Planning Resources

Planning & Development Resource Library

The planning policies listed on this webpage are published in compliance with s. 638.2 of the Municipal Government Act.

Provincial Documents

Click the links to view the following documents:


Statutory Plans

Municipalities enact statutory plans to guide future development and to facilitate local planning. A statutory plan must meet requirements for public notification or engagement, and is adopted by County Council bylaw. Statutory plans include:

This document outlines a comprehensive vision for the County addressing the type of development that is desired and some of the important characteristics of the area that members of the community feel are worth preserving and protecting.

Intermunicipal development plans outline how municipalities will work together, and address areas of mutual concern.

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a statutory plan, adopted by Bylaw which provides a framework for redesignation, subdivision and development of an area of land.

Planning Bylaws

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is a regulatory document that governs what development or uses may be permitted on a piece of property depending on that property's zoning (view Lethbridge County Land Use Bylaw No. 1404).

View the Land Use Bylaw maps.

Please see the documents section below for more planning bylaws.

Miscellaneous Bylaws

Please see the documents section for more bylaw information.

Non-Statutory Policies

Non-statutory policies may include plans, guidelines or other policies that can be used to guide planning and development. They may be used, along with applicable statutory plans and bylaws, in making planning decisions. Non-statutory policies may be adopted by County Council, or by County Administration.

Planning & Development Policies

Please see the documents section below for more information.

Relevant Municipal Services & Public Works Policies for Planning & Development

Click the link and see the documents section below for more policies.