Planning & Development

Lamont County Planning & Development Department coordinates and manages orderly land development in the County in accordance with the County’s Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan, and Area Structure Plan. Key services include information on zoning, subdividing land, developing land including the development permit process, compliance certificates, statutory plans, and appeal processes.

Development Authority

The Development Authority for Lamont County consists of the Development Authority Officer(s) appointed by Council and can also be the MPC. The Development Authority is responsible for receiving, reviewing, processing, and eventually approving or denying applications for development using the criteria set forth in the Land Use Bylaw and the Municipal Development Plan.

Subdivision Authority

The Subdivision Authority is responsible for receiving, reviewing, processing, and eventually approving or denying applications for subdividing land using the criteria set forth in the Land Use Bylaw and the Municipal Development Plan. As of January 1, 2016, the Director or Acting Director of Planning & Community Services for Lamont County is the Subdivision Authority.

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

The MPC is the review body for subdivision applications and development permit applications considered to be ‘discretionary’. The MPC reviews and considers applications and makes recommendations to the appropriate authority.

Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

The SDAB is made up of two County Councilors and three members at large. The SDAB hears appeals from any person affected by an order, development permit, or subdivision decision. Approval of a subdivision is sometimes granted with specific conditions attached. The SDAB may also uphold, overturn or modify any or all of these conditions.

Economic Development & Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

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Economic Development Department is responsible for strengthening the community through innovative business attraction, retention and industrial and residential strategies. It maintains current economic development information from regional, provincial, national and international sources and respond to information requests from the general public, business, and industrial community including Alberta’s Industrial Heartland of which approximately 200 square kilometers are within Lamont County.