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Planning & Developing in the Village of Clyde


Are you looking to build and develop on your land in the Village? See below for more information about our development process.

About Planning & Development:

Planning & Development (P&D) is central to improving and advancing our community. This is done by establishing and administering our land use by-law. P&D aims to use the Land Use Bylaw framework to ensure orderly, economical, beneficial development and to maintain and improve the quality of our quaint village. The scope of Planning & Development includes the following:

Land Use & Sustainability Planning:

The creation and administration of long-term vision for the community, paired with the Land Use Bylaw, which together provide direction and regulations that implement the desired changes.

Development Permits & Subdivision Planning:

This procedure involves processing and issuing decisions on development permit and subdivision applications, all the while making sure to keep to approved plans, the Land Use Bylaw, and other applicable municipal and provincial legislations.

Development Control:

This involves the use of tools such as Development Agreements, inspections and Land Use Bylaw enforcement tactics to ensure development outcomes are achieved.

Special Projects:

Planning & Development special projects are requests for things like aesthetic/beautification work and studies conducted within village limits, such as gravel pit studies...etc.

Additional Services:

There are additional services, outside the scope of P&D, that can be provided for the public for a fee, services like Compliance Reports or Certificates.

Land Use Planning Framework:

There is a level of hierarchy that needs to be followed in all development planning, with provincial authority on top, and municipal authority following (see diagram below). The Village of Clyde derives its authority from the Government of Alberta through provincial legislation and regulations, including the MGA, ALSA and the Subdivision and Development Regulation. These delegate certain authority to municipalities with a flow like the diagram below.


With the combined information and effort of the Province's MGA, ALSA, Land Use Policies and Subdivision & Development Regulations, in addition to the Municipal District (MD)'s statutory plans (***coming soon), the Land Use Bylaw, Policies, and other resources, this framework serves as a guide for planning, development and subdivision within the Village limits of Clyde. The following is a brief breakdown of what each of these categories are, along with direct links to the documents themselves.

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MGA - Municipal Government Act:

Document hierarchy is established by the MGA. The MGA requires that there be consistency between higher and lower levels, (i.e. policies and regulations on a level, can be implemented on a level above or below said level). The MGA provides legislative authority for municipal land use planning & decision making.

ALSA - Alberta Land Stewardship Act:

The ALSA Land Use Policies provide broad-based policy directions and principals for land use planning for municipalities, such as our Village, which are affected through Statutory Plans & Bylaws. Statutory Plans provide future direction for the development and use of lands at the edge of our Village's boundaries or within the whole of our Village's municipality (MDP).

Provincial Land Use Policies:

Created in 1996 under the MGA, the Provincial Land Use Policies are meant to guide municipalities in harmonizing provincial and municipal policy initiatives at local land use planning level.

MDP - Municipal Development Plan (***Coming Soon***)

More information Coming soon!

LUB - Land Use Bylaw:

The LUB regulates the use and development of land, based on the policy directions of Statutory Plans.

Policies, Standards & Other Documents:

For additional information or specific requirements outside the Statutory Plans & LUB, there are policies, studies, guidelines and other documents that are considered for certain types of development permits and subdivision applications.

Subdivision & Development Regulation:

Subdivision and Development Regulations regulate subdivision planning in conjunction with the MGA, applicable Statutory Plans, and the Land Use Bylaw.

Should there ever be an instance where a higher-level planning document and a lower-level planning document are inconsistent or conflicting with one another, the higher-level planning document prevails to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.

The Village of Clyde Land Use Bylaw carries the information on the development process including the different items that can be developed with specific measurements with different types of developments, and what type of development is aloud in the different zoning areas. Please click the link above for more information. 

The Village of Clyde has different zoning areas, please click the zoning area below that applies to your specific development needs.

Once you have taken a look at the Land Use Bylaw and determined what type of development you would like to do, please fill out the development permit application above. While the development permit is required to proceed with the development process, the application will be assessed by the Development Officer for approval.  Development permit application fees may very. 

If anyone feels as if they will be affected by the decision to approve or deny the development application is welcome to appeal. For more information please contact us at 780-348-5356.