Land Use Bylaw ReDesign

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Project Overview

As part of a regular and ongoing process, Parkland County is updating the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) in an effort to streamline regulations and create clear and transparent decision-making processes for development in the county. The County’s LUB was last updated in 2017, with a previous update in 2009 and minor changes completed every few years. Now that the former Village of Wabamun is part of the County, it is desirable to ensure consistency throughout the County and integrate Wabamun into the LUB.

This project is a county-led initiative with a project team of County staff who have been working alongside community members for years on development permits ranging from building houses on family farms to building new warehouses in the Acheson Industrial Area. The LUB ReDesign will take into consideration the wide variety of current and potential uses by County businesses and County residents.



How to get involved

Thank you to everyone who attended the November Information Fairs! We look forward to sharing what we heard soon.

To get notifications about the project, subscribe using the "Stay Informed" box (right side of the page). For any questions about the project, email BuildingParkland@parklandcounty.com



What is a Land Use Bylaw?

The Land Use Bylaw regulates development within Parkland County with a goal of ensuring that neighboring land uses are compatible. The LUB is an important tool that the municipality has to ensure that local development aligns with the County’s vision. Land use regulations can help preserve prime agricultural lands, protect environmentally sensitive areas, support diverse economic growth and help families age in place within their community.


To learn more, check out the video below!






Municipal Development Plan and the Land Use Bylaw - Working Together

The province requires every municipality in Alberta to have both a Municipal Development Plan and a Land Use Bylaw. These requirements are laid out in the Municipal Government Act. The graphic below illustrates the hierarchy of plans and how they inform and interact with one another.

Municipal Development Plan

Parkland County’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high-level plan that establishes a vision and guides growth for the County over the next 30 years. To help foster effective and efficient growth within the County an MDP amendment is being completed with input from the public and stakeholders playing a key role through the entire process. The public will have multiple opportunities to engage with the work being completed. More information regarding engagement opportunities and overall project timelines will be available to the public shortly.


Land Use Bylaw

The Land Use Bylaw is an important tool that the municipality has to implement the vision, goals, and policies of the Municipal Development Plan. Regulations in the Land Use Bylaw are informed by Parkland County's MDP, Area Structure Plans, and Area Redevelopment Plans.


Working Together

Over the next two years, the LUB ReDesign will move forward alongside the MDP Amendment Project. The LUB ReDesign project team will conduct engagement in collaboration with the MDP project team to ensure that, as the projects work in tandem, the resulting policies and land use regulations and informed, shaped by, and aligned with on another.


Stay tuned for updates on the Municipal Development Plan Amendment on the Parkland County website. For any questions or comments related to both the MDP Amendment Project or the LUB ReDesign, you can email buildingparkland@parklandcounty.com.

Project Overview

As part of a regular and ongoing process, Parkland County is updating the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) in an effort to streamline regulations and create clear and transparent decision-making processes for development in the county. The County’s LUB was last updated in 2017, with a previous update in 2009 and minor changes completed every few years. Now that the former Village of Wabamun is part of the County, it is desirable to ensure consistency throughout the County and integrate Wabamun into the LUB.

This project is a county-led initiative with a project team of County staff who have been working alongside community members for years on development permits ranging from building houses on family farms to building new warehouses in the Acheson Industrial Area. The LUB ReDesign will take into consideration the wide variety of current and potential uses by County businesses and County residents.



How to get involved

Thank you to everyone who attended the November Information Fairs! We look forward to sharing what we heard soon.

To get notifications about the project, subscribe using the "Stay Informed" box (right side of the page). For any questions about the project, email BuildingParkland@parklandcounty.com



What is a Land Use Bylaw?

The Land Use Bylaw regulates development within Parkland County with a goal of ensuring that neighboring land uses are compatible. The LUB is an important tool that the municipality has to ensure that local development aligns with the County’s vision. Land use regulations can help preserve prime agricultural lands, protect environmentally sensitive areas, support diverse economic growth and help families age in place within their community.


To learn more, check out the video below!






Municipal Development Plan and the Land Use Bylaw - Working Together

The province requires every municipality in Alberta to have both a Municipal Development Plan and a Land Use Bylaw. These requirements are laid out in the Municipal Government Act. The graphic below illustrates the hierarchy of plans and how they inform and interact with one another.

Municipal Development Plan

Parkland County’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high-level plan that establishes a vision and guides growth for the County over the next 30 years. To help foster effective and efficient growth within the County an MDP amendment is being completed with input from the public and stakeholders playing a key role through the entire process. The public will have multiple opportunities to engage with the work being completed. More information regarding engagement opportunities and overall project timelines will be available to the public shortly.


Land Use Bylaw

The Land Use Bylaw is an important tool that the municipality has to implement the vision, goals, and policies of the Municipal Development Plan. Regulations in the Land Use Bylaw are informed by Parkland County's MDP, Area Structure Plans, and Area Redevelopment Plans.


Working Together

Over the next two years, the LUB ReDesign will move forward alongside the MDP Amendment Project. The LUB ReDesign project team will conduct engagement in collaboration with the MDP project team to ensure that, as the projects work in tandem, the resulting policies and land use regulations and informed, shaped by, and aligned with on another.


Stay tuned for updates on the Municipal Development Plan Amendment on the Parkland County website. For any questions or comments related to both the MDP Amendment Project or the LUB ReDesign, you can email buildingparkland@parklandcounty.com.

  • November Info Fair Snapshot and Boards Now Live!

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    Thank you to everyone who attended the November Information Fairs and participated in Stage 1 of engagement! The What We Heard Snapshot and Information Session Boards for the November Information Fairs are now live under the Project Documents tab on this page.

    Stay tuned for more engagement opportunities in 2024!

  • November Info Fair!

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    Come join us for our next Info Fair in November!

    Thursday, Nov 21, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Entwistle Community Recreation Centre, 4921 51 St, Entwistle, AB


    Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Parkland County Centre, 53109A Hwy 779, Parkland County, AB

  • August 2023 Info Session Snapshot Now Live!

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    A What We Heard Snapshot of the August 2023 Municipal Development Plan, Land Use Bylaw ReDesign, and Surface Drainage and Lot Grading Projects Information Session is now online. Check out the Project Documents widgets of any of the projects webpages to view.

  • Spring 2023 Information Sessions Snapshot Now Live!

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    A What We Heard Snapshot of the April and June 2023 Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw ReDesign Projects Information Sessions is now online! Check out Project Documents widget of either project webpage to view.

  • Join the Conversation!

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    Feedback and survey options for the April Quarterly Information Sessions are now closed. Thank you for your input and see you in June!



    Weren't able to attend one of the information sessions last week?

    You can review materials from the sessions and share your thoughts here on the project website until 4pm April 20th, 2023.

    Review the Information Session Boards HERE

    Share your ideas HERE

    Let us know how you want to be engaged HERE

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    Join us at our next Information Sessions

    Tuesday June 13, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Entwistle Community Recreation Centre, 4921 51 St, Entwistle, AB


    Wednesday June 14, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Parkland County Centre, 53109A Hwy 779, Parkland County, AB

  • Kick-off Information Sessions Scheduled

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    Land Use Bylaw ReDesign and Municipal Development Plan Project Information Sessions

    Want to learn more about the Land Use Bylaw ReDesign or the Municipal Development Plan Project? This public information session is an opportunity to speak with project team members, share your thoughts, and ask questions.

    Wednesday April 5, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Parkland County Centre, 53109A Hwy 779, Parkland County, AB


    Thursday April 6, 2023

    When: Drop in anytime from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Entwistle Community Recreation Centre, 4921 51 St, Entwistle, AB

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