What is a Land Use Bylaw?

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The Land Use Bylaw is a municipal planning tool used by the MD to regulate all land uses and buildings within the municipality. It is one of the MD’s tool to implement the goals, objectives and policies of other MD documents, such as the Municipal Development Plan, which sets the long-term framework for growth and development. The Land Use Bylaw works by dividing the municipality into zones to direct where residential, commercial, industrial and institutional uses may be located as well as the standards associated with their development.


Ultimately, the Land Use Bylaw is the “rule book” for managing the potential impacts created by land uses and development, providing certainty to those who live, work and enjoy the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River of the types and forms of developments that are to occur in the future.

The Land Use Bylaw is a municipal planning tool used by the MD to regulate all land uses and buildings within the municipality. It is one of the MD’s tool to implement the goals, objectives and policies of other MD documents, such as the Municipal Development Plan, which sets the long-term framework for growth and development. The Land Use Bylaw works by dividing the municipality into zones to direct where residential, commercial, industrial and institutional uses may be located as well as the standards associated with their development.


Ultimately, the Land Use Bylaw is the “rule book” for managing the potential impacts created by land uses and development, providing certainty to those who live, work and enjoy the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River of the types and forms of developments that are to occur in the future.