A conditional use is a use which may be permitted, if approved by a Conditional Use Order by Council. Conditional uses are those types of uses (e.g. intensive livestock operation, campground, mobile home, etc.) that may be appropriate in a particular Zone, but not necessarily in every area of a Zone. For instance, an intensive livestock operation in close proximity to a residential area. As some locations within a community may be more suitable than others of certain types of uses, it is important that Council and local residents have an opportunity to assess whether a specific site is appropriate for the intended use.
Prior to submitting a conditional use application, it is beneficial to consult with municipal staff to discuss your proposal and review applicable municipal plans, policies and regulations. Municipal staff can provide information on similar precedents and discuss possible known concerns.
Preparing A Conditional Use Application
A Conditional Use Application Form must be filled out and submitted to the municipal office with the following information:
Conditional Use Application Process
The Development Officer will review the application in relation to the Development Plan, Zoning By-Law and other applicable regulations. The applicant cannot discuss any matters related to the conditional use application with Council members, once the application has been accepted.
Any person who feels they may be affected by the proposed conditional use can express their opposition or support either in writing or in person at the public hearing. This includes the applicant who may present the development details or respond to any questions. Written submissions must be submitted by noon on the Tuesday before the public hearing. All written submissions will be read during the public hearing.
According to local and provincial legislation, a conditional use should only be approved if Council believes the proposed development will not adversely affect the general environment, amenity, value and convenience of adjoining properties or the community as a whole. On completion of the public hearing Council can reject or approve the proposed application with or without conditions. The applicant and anyone who made a representation at the public hearing will be notified of Council's decision.
Any Questions Or Concerns?
Feel free to contact us and we would be pleased to assist you in your questions:
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