The Town’s statutory plans set out the framework to guide long range planning and development throughout the Town.
Plans & Policies Listing
The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) establishes a long-term vision for the South Saskatchewan Region and includes strategies for responsible energy development, sustainable farming and ranching, recreation, forest management, and nature-based tourism. Local plans and policies must be in alignment with the SSRP. See external link below.
The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board approved an Interim Growth Plan and Interim Regional Evaluation Framework that guides the land use, growth and infrastructure planning on an interim basis, prior to the development and approval of the long-term Growth Plan and Servicing Plan. All new statutory plans and amendments that propose to establish more than 50 lots must demonstrate how they meet the principles, objectives and policies of the Interim Growth Plan. See external links below.
The Town of Okotoks/Muncipal District of Foothills Intermunicipal Development Plan is a long-range planning document that identifies our relationship with our municipal neighbours, and the nature of land use integration between the municipalities.
The Municipal Development Plan is the primary long-range planning document that establishes a holistic vision for the Town that guides overall growth and development for the Town.
Area Structure Plans provide a land use and servicing framework as well as policy guidance to an area of the Town. Generally comprised of a number of neighbourhood areas.
The Land Use Bylaw is a planning tool that regulates development within the Town and implements the principles and policies of the Okotoks Municipal Development Plan. It divides the Town into districts that direct where residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development may occur and how it may be developed. Every home or business owner is impacted by the Land Use Bylaw. Whether you are trying to determine how high your fence can be or if they can build a shopping centre next door, the Land Use Bylaw is the place to look. The Land Use Bylaw is adopted by Council and can only be amended by Council, following public input.
Topic specific policies and guidelines that provide a greater level of detail and guidance to implement higher order statutory plans and bylaws.
Procedural standards and review considerations for municipal consideration of radiocommunication equipment (e.g. cell towers) pursuant to the Radiocommunication Act.
Establishes the requirements for managing of water capacity to new development areas based on overall availability of water licensing.
Topic or area specific studies and master plans that provide a greater level of detail and guidance to implement higher order statutory plans and bylaws.
Outline Plans provide a greater level of detail than an Area Structure Plan by establishing a more detailed distribution of land uses, open space, and road networks for new neighbourhoods.
Development Concept Plans establish a cohesive development concept and development guidelines for commercial and mixed use areas identified in higher order Area Structure Plans and Outline Plans. They include detail on matters such as the layout, building design styles, parking, and access, of a specific area. Development Concept Plans are typically required to provide compatibility of commercial or mixed-use node that is built in phases.