2015 MDP LUB Review

Missed the November 25th Open House??

Fill out the survey here and drop it back to the County Office or email it in.


OPEN HOUSE ON Draft MDP/LUB - November 25th from 6:30 to 9:00pm

Summary of LUB Changes

Draft Land Use Bylaw

Draft Municipal Development Plan Bylaw

Draft Growth Map

Open House on February 5, 2015

Notice of Open House: Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Open House

Exit Survey Summary

Display Board Comments Summary


What is your vision for Camrose County in 10-20 years?

This is your chance to share your thoughts and help us plan for the future.

Camrose County is creating a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and updating the Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

These two documents provide a high-level vision for the future of the County and contain many of the regulations needed to achieve that vision.  The new MDP will provide guidance for the growth and development of Camrose County over the next 10-20 years.  The LUB is a set of rules and regulations for subdivision and development that helps to implement the vision described in the MDP.  These documents together have a large influence over growth and development within the County, thus making it important for you as a resident or business owner to get involved in the planning process.  

What is an MDP?

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) outlines a future vision for the County.  It outlines how and where the County will grow. The MDP is a long range land use plan which can address many things that the County is responsible for, including:

  • subdivision and planning controls
  • identifying areas for future growth
  • the protection of agricultural operations
  • recreational services (parks, trails)
  • physical, social, and economic development
  • types and locations of various land uses (residential, industrial, commercial)

What is a LUB?

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) lists the rules and regulations for development within the County and should be in alignment with the goals of the MDP.  The LUB can address the following:

  • the types of allowable land uses
  • building regulations (setbacks, density, height, etc.)
  • type and size of signage
  • landscaping and fencing requirements
  • development permit conditions
  • number of dwellings per parcel

Why are we updating the MDP and LUB now?

The current MDP was adopted in 2004. Over the eleven years since it was adopted much has changed in the County.  Municipalities generally update their MDP every ten years to ensure it continues to meet the needs of residents and development interests. The LUB will need updates to address the priorities of the new MDP and will need to address the inclusion of New Norway within the County.

We need your advice!

We welcome input from the community to assist us with updating these important planning documents.  There will be several opportunities for public input throughout the planning process; these opportunities are listed below:

  • Open House #1 – February 5, 2015
  • Stakeholder Interviews –  February, 2015
  • Online Survey – February to March 2015
  • Steering Committee Meeting - April 26, 2015
  • Steering Committee Meeting #2 - June 23, 2015
  • Stakeholder Workshop – November 25, 2015
  • Open House #2 – November 25, 2015
  • Open House #3 - February 3, 2016
  • Steering Committee Meeting #3 - February 17, 2016
  • Public Hearing at County Council – March 2016


Please contact us below with any questions or comments on the MDP and LUB.

Anjah Howard, Manager of Planning and Development 

at planning@county.camrose.ab.ca 

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