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Want to take an active role in the Land Use Bylaw rewrite? The MD is inviting community members — residents and business owners/operators — to participate in the drafting of the Land Use Bylaw. We invite you to add your comments below.


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Want to take an active role in the Land Use Bylaw rewrite? The MD is inviting community members — residents and business owners/operators — to participate in the drafting of the Land Use Bylaw. We invite you to add your comments below.


Interested in staying up to-date with the project? Register to get updates about the project and for opportunities to provide your input and feedback.


Use this space to describe what you think is working with the existing Land Use Bylaw and/or what you think can be improved. Your input will help shape the new Land Use Bylaw.


Please note, you are required to register to provide comments. Comments may be made public after review by the project team.

What are your thoughts about the existing Land Use Bylaw?

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    I would like to see the bylaw deal with people raising chickens. The county has had training courses but no clear directions on what is allowed. Big cities have created rules and we have nothing. Second want to look closer at property owners who rent properties and then allow more people to live in campers on same property Also why we see no progress on people that have build garages and not an actual house to live in. So allow this or make them follow the rules. Better tightening of unsightly properties that accumulate junk and don’t get dealt with. Also why can’t we reduce all the fees associated with permits. We pay taxes and keep getting hit with more fees

    Rjet4s asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your comments on the land use bylaw. 

    You raise a few points in your post: 

    • Chickens - The land use bylaw definitely needs a few updates on raising backyard animals. We are looking for suggestions to how we can accommodate a rural lifestyle that includes raising animals with rules to ensure that it is done in a responsible way. 
    • Campers - How many campers is it reasonable to see on a lot? It may be reasonable to allow family and friends to bring a camper while they visit, but perhaps not to use vacant land in a hamlet as a private campground? (We are not distinguishing between people who rent property or own property. The rules are the same since the impact of the land use is not dependent on land ownership).
    • Garages - Under the current rules each lot is supposed to have a dwelling on the lot before (or within three years) of the construction of a garage. The question is what impact a garage without a dwelling has on the neighbourhood? In the MD we have a few beautiful garages that has the same shapes and feel of a dwelling, but we also have a few ugly garages. If a large windowless garage is placed in the front yard, with a dwelling that can’t be seen from the road, it may have greater negative impact than a garage that shares some features of a dwelling, like dormers and windows on a lot without a dwelling. The municipality is attractive as a holiday spot. A large percentage of the request for development is from people who wants to build a place to store their boat/OHV etc, with a living space above. Is it reasonable to ask owners of recreational properties to build a dwelling on the lot or can a garage with some architectural features make the garage fit into a residential neighbourhood? Could a list of criteria mitigate the impact of garage suites on a lot or should they be banned completely? 
    • (P.S. Taxes from residential development do not cover the services residents receive.)