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Generally, for a Discretionary Use, once the required time for receiving responses to the written notifications has elapsed and time is provided to address any concerns raised by ratepayers, a report is generated and presented to R.M. Council on behalf of the applicant by the Planning Department at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Under normal conditions, the recommendation can be presented within 45-60 days of receiving a completed application.
Please ensure you are providing yourself ample time prior to when you want to begin development for approval. Contact the Planning Department for more information on the Development Permit requirements. Click for More Info on Development Permit Approval
Garden Suites are placed within the yard of an existing residence, for an approval of 4 years, which can be renewed upon reapplication.
One of the key considerations in allowing a Garden Suite is that they are meant to be temporary in nature therefore they must be constructed for easy removal (e.g. no basement development) or renovation (e.g. additional sleeping facilities, sanitary facilities and kitchen or kitchen components removed). Click for More Info on Garden Suites