MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Bylaw C-4840-97 Adopted on July 6, 1998 MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ROCKY VIEW NO. 44 Department of Planning and Development & Building Services

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ROCKY VIEW NO. 44 BYLAW C-4840-97 A Bylaw of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 to amend Bylaw C-3894-92. WHEREAS the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26.1. 1994 and amendments hereto, provides that a Municipality having a population of 3,500 or more shall, by by-law, adopt a plan for the Municipality to be known as the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 Plan; and pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, the Council of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 did direct the preparation of a Municipal Development Plan by motion of Council; and Council did provide opportunity to those persons affected by the Municipal Development Plan to make suggestions and representations; and a notice was published in the Calgary Rural Times, a newspaper circulating in the Municipality advising of the Public Hearing with respect to this By-law; and Council held a Public Hearing and have given consideration to the representations made to it in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 1995, and all amendments thereto.

WHEREAS

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NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 enacts the following: 1. This by-law may be cited as the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 Development Plan. Municipal

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The Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 Municipal Development Plan being Schedule “A” attached hereto and forming part of this by-law is adopted in its entirety. Upon third and final reading of this by-law, By-law C-3894-92 rescinded in its entirety. This by-law shall come into effect upon third and final reading thereof. File: 601-1

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First reading passed in open Council, assembled in the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, on December 16, 1997, on a motion by Councillor Vincent. Second reading passed in open Council, assembled in the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, on July 6, 1998, on a motion by Councillor Anderson. Third reading passed in open Council, assembled in the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, on July 6, 1998, on a motion by Councillor Vincent.

____________________________ REEVE OR DEPUTY REEVE

_________________________ MUNICIPAL SECRETARY

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ROCKY VIEW No. 44 MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN BY-LAW C-4840-97

SCHEDULE “A”

NOTE:

This document is an office consolidation. The original By-law may be viewed at the Administration Office of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 and should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the By-law. Amended June 29, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................................................ 1 GOALS 1

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INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................... 4
CONTEXT ...................................................................................................................... 4 POPULATION GROWTH .................................................................................................. 4 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT ................................................................................................... 4 MUNICIPAL VISION ........................................................................................................ 6 PLAN PURPOSE .............................................................................................................. 6 PLAN STRUCTURE .......................................................................................................... 7 PLAN PHILOSOPHY......................................................................................................... 7 PLAN GOALS.................................................................................................................. 9

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LOCAL PLANS AND THE PLANNING PROCESS............................................ 10
LOCAL PLANS .............................................................................................................. 10 THE PLANNING PROCESS ............................................................................................. 11 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE PLANNING PROCESS..................................................... 12

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LAND USE STRATEGY ................................................................................. 14 AGRICULTURE ............................................................................................ 15 RESIDENTIAL ............................................................................................. 21 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.......................................................................... 25
DIVERSIFICATION........................................................................................................ 25 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS .......................................................................... 25 HOME BASED BUSINESS ............................................................................................... 27 BUSINESS PARKS ......................................................................................................... 27 NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION AND DEVELOPMENT................................................. 28 OUTDOOR STORAGE .................................................................................................... 29

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HAMLETS .................................................................................................... 30 NATURAL ENVIRONMENT........................................................................... 32
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT........................................................................ 32 GEOTECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................... 33 ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONDITIONS ........................................................ 33 ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ................................................................................... 34 SHEPARD SLOUGH COMPLEX ........................................................................................ 35

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INFRASTRUCTURE...................................................................................... 37
ALL INFRASTRUCTURE ................................................................................................. 37 ROAD SYSTEMS ........................................................................................................... 37 AIRPORTS ................................................................................................................... 38 RAILWAYS ................................................................................................................... 39

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WATER, SEWER, AND STORMWATER SERVICING ........................................................... 39 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL.............................................................................................. 40 PROTECTIVE SERVICES ................................................................................................ 41

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OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION................................................................. 43
MUNICIPAL, SCHOOL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESERVE................................................... 43 RECREATION ............................................................................................................... 45 SCHOOLS .................................................................................................................... 45 TRAILS - REGIONAL AND LOCAL ................................................................................... 45

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INTERMUNICIPAL COOPERATION ............................................................. 47
INTERMUNICIPAL COMMITTEES.................................................................................... 47 INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS ....................................................................... 47 ANNEXATION............................................................................................................... 48

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IMPLEMENTATION, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT ........................................ 49 AREA STRUCTURE PLAN AND HAMLET PLAN PREPARATION.................... 50 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................. 53

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FIGURE 1: LOCATION MAP........................................................................................... 2 FIGURE 2: MUNICIPAL MAP........................................................................................ 3 FIGURE 3: THE PLANNING PROCESS ......................................................................... 11 FIGURE 4: AREA STRUCTURE PLAN AREAS ............................................................... 13 FIGURE 5: HAMLETS................................................................................................... 31 FIGURE 6: SHEPARD SLOUGH COMPLEX ................................................................... 36 FIGURE 7: ROAD HIERARCHY .................................................................................... 42

APPENDICES.................................................................................................. 53

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ROCKY VIEW NO. 44

MISSION STATEMENT AND STATEMENT OF GOALS
The Municipal District of Rocky View’s Mission Statement and Goals was adopted by Council in October of 1988 and was reviewed in October of 1997 and represents a commitment by the Council to the Municipal residents. Council considers the Mission Statement and Goals to be as pertinent today as they were in 1988 when originally adopted and they form the basis on which other philosophies of the Municipality are built. The Mission Statement and Goals therefore played an important part in establishing the tone and direction of the Municipal Development Plan’s Philosophy and Goals. MISSION STATEMENT The Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 is dedicated to provide the best quality municipal services to benefit all Municipal residents, property owners and corporate citizens. GOALS 1. Council shall develop policies as required and revise current policies to ensure good government in the Municipality. 2. The Municipality shall facilitate human settlement patterns as need for that settlement occurs, but shall take into account the need to preserve agricultural lands. 3. The Municipality shall develop and maintain a transportation system which efficiently serves the people within the Municipality. 4. The Municipality shall employ, train and retain competent staff who will provide the highest level of service. 5. The Municipality shall encourage and promote the development of an acceptable level of rural utility services. 6. The Municipality shall encourage the planning and development of appropriate economic development initiatives in the Municipality and shall take into account the need to utilize natural resources. 7. The Municipality shall control, administer, and dispose of public lands in a manner most beneficial to the municipal residents, property owners and corporate citizens.

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Introduction
CONTEXT The Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 encompasses approximately a million acres of land containing many diverse land uses. This diversity can be attributed to the Municipality’s geographic location and its proximity to the City of Calgary. The Municipality is located in a transition zone between the prairies and the Rocky Mountains resulting in a wide range of agricultural and resource extractive activities. Favourable soils for crop and forage production, good rangelands and abundant oil and gas reserves have drawn people to the area leading to an extensive settlement pattern. In concert with the growth opportunities in the agricultural and energy sectors, growth of the urban centers in the region has had a significant impact on the Municipality. In particular, the growth of the City of Calgary has influenced the intensity of residential development in Rocky View, creating the need for a more comprehensive approach to planning at the local level.

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POPULATION GROWTH During the past 15 years, the population of the Municipality has increased from 17,362 persons in 1981, to a total of 23,326 in 1996, which is a 34% increase. The nature of the Provincial economy, local job opportunities and the projected growth of the City of Calgary contribute to anticipated growth in Rocky View and increasing development pressures.

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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT In response to development demands placed upon the Municipality, and its continued attractiveness for growth, the Council of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 is committed to managing growth in a responsible, effective and economic manner. Sound land use planning is key to this commitment and the adoption of a Municipal Development Plan, in conformance with the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, is central to creating the necessary foundation upon which a strong future for the Municipality can be built. To undertake this important task, a Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Steering Committee was established to provide input during plan preparation. The Committee, which was comprised of three (3) Councillors, and two (2) members

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of the public, was charged with ensuring that the Plan addressed the public’s views on the planning issues. With public participation in the preparation of the Municipal Development Plan as a key objective of the Municipality, four (4) open houses were held throughout the Municipality during the month of June 1996. These open houses afforded residents, Steering Committee members, Council and Staff the opportunity to discuss future land use and development in the Municipal District. The following is a summary of the public input collected during the open houses. a) The very thing that makes Rocky View attractive to residents - its rural setting, natural beauty, farmland and close proximity to the City of Calgary - can also be the source of its problems as more and more people are attracted to living in the area. The demand for residential development competes with the desire to maintain a rural setting and protect agricultural lands. What emerges is a group of residents who value their Municipality’s uniqueness, honour its farming roots and express a strong desire to maintain a good quality of life. These residents are concerned about the impacts of development on water resources, the environment, preservation of wildlife habitat, and the disappearance of the family farm. At the same time, residents recognized that growth is a fact of life. While being concerned about the growth of residential development, residents expressed a strong desire for future planning that eliminates, as much as possible, ambiguity in rezoning land or approving subdivisions. There is a desire for clear policies that are adhered to.

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With a range of public issues identified, a Draft Municipal Development Plan was prepared. In June of 1997, an additional six (6) open houses were held throughout the Municipality providing the opportunity for public comment on the Draft Municipal Development Plan. Comments received were as follows:

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Protect unsubdivided areas of Rocky View to maintain their potential for agricultural land use. Direct new residential development to be concentrated in areas where subdivision has previously occurred. Provide for detailed planning to take place in localized areas where development pressure is anticipated to be the most intense.

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Following consideration of this input, the Municipal Development Plan was prepared. Through the work of the Steering Committee and the implementation of the public participation program, it is the Municipality’s belief that the Plan reflects public input. This input formed the basis upon which the Plan’s “Vision Statement” and its overall Philosophy and Goals were developed to guide the Municipality in it’s land use planning. 1.4 MUNICIPAL VISION “That the Municipality continues to be a major agricultural force in the region. And, although certain sectors of the Municipality have evolved from agriculturally - based communities to predominately country residential - based neighborhoods, further such erosion of the agricultural landbase is not desirable. The Municipal District of Rocky View seeks to be a fiscally balanced rural Municipality that also considers the importance of transportation and other infrastructure servicing, environmental, and quality of life issues in its decision-making.” 1.5 PLAN PURPOSE In September of 1995, the Provincial Government repealed the Planning Act and inserted the relevant planning legislation into the Municipal Government Act. In this process, the Province renamed General Municipal Plans to Municipal Development Plans and changed the scope of the documents from regulatory to philosophical in nature. Section 707 of the Municipal Government Act requires that a Municipality amend its General Municipal Plan before September 1, 1998 to ensure that the matters referred to in Section 632 of the Act are provided for. It is on that basis therefore, that the Municipality undertook to review its General Municipal Plan.

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In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, 1994, Section 632 as amended, a Council of a Municipality having a population of 3,500 or more must, by bylaw, adopt a Municipal Development Plan for the Municipality. The Municipal Development Plan’s philosophy, land use strategy and planning policies provide a means for the Municipality to shape its future and improve the quality of life for Municipal residents while optimizing opportunities. 1.6 PLAN STRUCTURE The Municipal Development Plan expresses the Municipality’s vision for the future and describes the means by which the vision will be realized. In accordance with Section 632 of the Municipal Government Act this Plan describes the Municipal philosophy regarding the use of land for agriculture, residential, business, resource or other purposes. It provides direction regarding the Provincial/Municipal transportation system and the provision of services to residents. Policy respecting open space, recreation, the natural environment and non-renewable resources are also included. The Municipal Development Plan provides for the preparation of a series of more detailed statutory planning documents to guide growth in those areas of the Municipality experiencing development pressures. The Plan also provides a Land Use Strategy for other areas of the Municipality. 1.7 PLAN PHILOSOPHY The Municipality believes that land within its jurisdiction is a valuable resource, which must be managed and protected through sound land use planning. The Municipal Development Plan is designed pursuant to Section 617 of the Municipal Government Act, which states: “The purpose of this Part and the regulations and bylaws under this Part is to provide means whereby plans and related matters may be prepared and adopted: to achieve the orderly, economical and beneficial development, use of land and patterns of human settlement, and to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment within which patterns of human settlement are situated in Alberta, without infringing on the rights of individuals for any public interest except to the extent that is necessary for the overall greater public interest.”

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Through this commitment the Municipality strives to be a vibrant and desirable community in which to live and conduct business. This Plan is designed to assist decision-makers in evaluating the long-term effect of decisions made today regarding land use planning and supports and encourages decision-making that anticipates future consequences. Agriculture and related service industries are the primary economic forces in the Municipality. This Plan envisions and encourages a strong, viable agricultural industry, protected from incompatible or competing land uses. The Municipality believes there are opportunities and appropriate areas within the M.D. for business development. The diversification of the economic base is important to its economic well-being. Council is therefore committed to promoting and facilitating business opportunities that enhance and strengthen the economy of the Municipality. Thus, business development will be encouraged to locate in areas where the proposed business is complementary to surrounding land uses. The MD of Rocky View is also a very desirable place to live, providing alternative residential lifestyles to those typically found in urban centers. Varied landscapes, mountain views, and efficient transportation networks to nearby employment have resulted in certain areas of the Municipality emerging as the areas of choice for country residential living. Residential land use, in keeping with the rural character of the M.D., may continue to be supported in areas of the Municipality where residential development is already concentrated and the land base has been fragmented. More “urban” types of residential development will be directed to locate in hamlets. Protection of the natural environment, maintenance and improvement of the transportation network and other infrastructure contribute to a high standard of living for Municipal residents. The Municipality therefore encourages the efficient and economic provision of appropriate hard and soft services. In this respect, Council adheres to the principle of “user pay”

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PLAN GOALS The following statements provide the focus for the Municipal Development Plan and it’s policies as they relate to development of the Municipality. The goals are not ranked by priority but collectively represent the future aspirations of the Municipality and build on the Mission Statement and Goals. They are also based on public comment and opinion received from M.D. residents while preparing the Plan. The main goals of the Plan are as follows: To accommodate growth and change in the Municipality in accordance with sound land use planning. To preserve the agricultural land base of the Municipality. To facilitate and enhance agriculture and agricultural related industries in the Municipality. To facilitate residential developments which create safe and livable environments. To encourage and facilitate appropriately-located business development, which contributes to the economy of the Municipality. To encourage and facilitate the development, maintenance and expansion of a sound and economical transportation and utility infrastructure. To support the availability of affordable and effective community services in order to maintain and improve quality of life. To facilitate appropriately located institutional developments which serve Municipal residents and enhance their quality of life. To facilitate the growth of certain hamlets in accordance with sound land use planning. To facilitate the preservation and/or conservation of significant and/or sensitive natural environments. To facilitate communication and cooperation between the Municipality and neighbouring municipalities.

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Local Plans and the Planning Process
LOCAL PLANS Future development will be controlled by Council through the consideration of land use redesignation and subdivision applications made by individual landowners. However, these redesignation and subdivision applications need to be reviewed in the context of existing land use plans (i.e. Area Structure Plans or Area Redevelopment or Hamlet Plans) developed with public input by the Municipal District of Rocky View; plans which have been prepared to protect the greater public interest. There is a need to plan for new development based on the interrelationships with existing developments. In other words, “How does this new proposal “fit” with the local area’s land use strategy?” To allow Administration and Council to successfully answer this question, the following planning documents and processes will be utilized to guide future land use and development decisions in Rocky View. A. The Municipal Development Plan Addresses the future land use within the Municipality, through a broad statement of general objectives, which are long range in nature. B. The Land Use By-law Implements the Municipal Development Plan and deals with current conditions regulating and controlling the use and development of land and buildings; and Contains Land Use Districts and maps, which establish the uses that may be undertaken on each parcel of land and the standards that must be followed in undertaking the uses and development. C. The Area Structure Plan or Area Redevelopment Plan or Hamlet Plan Provides a more detailed framework than the Municipal Development Plan for subsequent subdivision, development or redevelopment of an area of land. D. E. The Conceptual Scheme (Adopted by By-law) Relates the proposal to future subdivision and development of adjacent areas. Land Use Redesignation Changes the designation of land from one Land Use District to another to reflect a change in approved uses for a site.

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Subdivision Divides land into further developable lots which are smaller than the parent parcel.

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THE PLANNING PROCESS The documents and processes previously described are part of a public planning process, which is illustrated as follows:

Figure 3: The Planning Process

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Note: Intermunicipal Development Plans are developed and adopted in conjunction with adjacent municipalities as part of the planning process and contains policies which coordinate land use and development for lands which are of common interest to adjacent municipalities.

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Two separate processes are described in the Planning Process. Not all the areas of Rocky View will be subject to the same development pressure or the same conflict among competing land uses. A program of Area Structure Plans or Area Redevelopment Plans will be initiated, as time permits, and directed by the Municipal District of Rocky View, as the primary planning tools for managing, in a more detailed fashion, land use for those areas which are anticipated to be or presently are subject to the majority of development pressure. This is shown on the left side of the Planning Process. Current areas experiencing the majority of development pressure are North and South Springbank, Balzac, Langdon, Shepard, West Bragg Creek, Bearspaw (Area Structure Plan Review), and Cochrane Lake as shown on Figure 4, Suggested and Approved Area Structure Plans. These areas do not represent a complete list, and should be reviewed on a regular basis by Council, based upon subdivision and redesignation activity. Long term planning for these areas will follow a process as prescribed by Council and should include considerable public involvement through open houses and/or volunteer Steering Committees as may be appropriate to the circumstances. Areas which do not require Area Structure Plans or Area Redevelopment Plans may require a Conceptual Scheme to be prepared and processed concurrently with land use redesignation and subdivision applications. This is shown on the right side of the Planning Process. 2.3 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE PLANNING PROCESS Prior to the adoption of any statutory plan; a bylaw (or amendment); or decision on a subdivision application, the Planning Process provides opportunities for person(s) to make suggestions and representations to Council. The Municipal Government Act requires that a Council must hold a public hearing before giving second reading to any bylaw adopting a proposed statutory plan, land use bylaw or amendment to any of these. This is the public’s opportunity to express its views to Council, prior to a decision being made on the bylaw. The Council, in turn, takes into consideration the suggestions and representations made to it when considering adoption of the proposed plan, bylaw or amendment. It may then either adopt the bylaw as presented; make changes to the bylaw; or, rescind the bylaw. In rendering a decision on a subdivision application, Council as Subdivision Authority, considers the views of adjacent landowners.

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Figure 4: Area Structure Plan Areas

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Land Use Strategy
The Land Use Strategy provides a guide for growth and change in the Municipality in accordance with sound land use planning principles. It does so for those regions of the Municipality where more detailed planning has not occurred. Where additional planning detail is required, conceptual schemes, hamlet plans and/or area structure plans may be pursued. Therefore, except where an area structure plan, an area redevelopment plan or a conceptual scheme has been approved for lands in the Municipal District of Rocky View, the following Land Use Strategy will be used to provide general direction regarding future land use and development. 1) Predominantly Unsubdivided Areas with an Agricultural Land Use Designation hold the lowest potential for future non-agricultural development. In order to prevent fragmentation of the agricultural land base, and preserve the viability of the agricultural industry, non-agricultural land uses, excepting natural resource based developments and, at the discretion of Council, first-parcel-out subdivisions, will be discouraged in these areas. 2) Isolated Areas of Designated and Subdivided Lands hold a moderate potential for non-agricultural subdivision and development through infilling in keeping with the nature of the immediate area. Expansion of these areas onto adjacent unsubdivided land will not be encouraged. 3) Concentrated Areas of Designated and Subdivided Lands hold the highest potential for non-agricultural subdivision and development due to transportation and servicing efficiencies that can be achieved. In addition, opportunities for maximizing use of the land base through in-filling are available. Moreover expansion onto adjacent lands where agricultural practices are impacted by such non-agricultural uses may be considered. In each of these cases Council may still require the developer to prepare an area structure plan, area redevelopment plan or conceptual scheme, to be adopted by bylaw, to support an application for non-agricultural subdivision or development.

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Agriculture
Existing agricultural land uses and new and emerging agricultural endeavours should be recognized and protected. The use of the agricultural land base for agricultural purposes should be maximized and it’s subdivision and use for non-agricultural purposes should be minimized. GOAL: To preserve the agricultural land base and protect the viability of the agricultural industry in the Municipality from incompatible and non-agricultural land uses. POLICIES: 4.1 4.2 Preserve existing agricultural land. Discourage intrusive and/or incompatible land uses in predominantly agricultural areas of the Municipality in order to allow agricultural activity to continue with a minimum of land use conflict. The quarter section as the basic agricultural land unit is encouraged, and subdivision of this land unit will be discouraged, except where supported by this Plan. Facilitate growth opportunities for agricultural uses in the Municipality by encouraging the development of a wide range of agricultural land uses, uses which service or are related to the agricultural industry, and are compatible with the character of the area. New or Expanded Agricultural Operations The following policies aim to provide for a variety of parcel sizes to accommodate a wide range of agricultural pursuits by acknowledging that emerging trends in agricultural uses may be successfully developed on smaller parcels of land. 4.5.1 Redesignation and subdivision for agricultural purposes may be considered if the intent of the proposal is to create a new or expanded agricultural operation. New agricultural operations are Page 15

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distinctly different from the existing use of the land and/or buildings. Expanded agricultural operations are those in which the intensity of an existing operation is enhanced. Proposals will be assessed according to information provided by the Applicant, and will include the following criteria: a. Planning rationale exclusive of estate planning or personal financial considerations that adequately justifies why the existing land use and parcel area requires either land use redesignation or subdivision in order to accommodate the new or expanded agricultural operation; Assessment of the land, demonstrating it is capable of supporting the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation including: i) The proposed land use and subdivision design relative to the attributes of the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation; The land base required to support the proposed agricultural operation relative to the area proposed for redesignation and subdivision; The suitability of the sites soil characteristics, topography, and surface and groundwater hydrology with respect to the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation;

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The impact that the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation may have on the parent parcel and adjacent lands, and the compatibility of the operation with adjacent lands. The suitability and adequacy of the supporting municipal infrastructure for the proposal and the expected impacts on the municipal infrastructure resulting from the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation;

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The suitability and adequacy of supporting on-site and/or communal infrastructure for the proposed new or expanded agricultural operation including, but not limited to, water and/or irrigation infrastructure, private access, and sewage/manure management infrastructure; and The impact the proposal may have on the environment including air quality, surface and ground water hydrology in accordance with Municipal and Provincial policies.

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The approval of local livestock operation and their proximity to residences will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Land Use Bylaw and the following criteria, prior to any approval or permit being granted: a) The location and design of the proposed facility and impact on adjacent properties; b) The proposed manure management plan; c) The possible environmental impact of the proposed facility on: i) ii) air quality; surface and groundwater hydrology;

a) The impact the proposed facility may have on the existing road network; and; b) Any comments received from adjacent municipalities or referral agencies. 4.7 Where a local livestock operation is proposed in proximity to existing residences, the proposed facility should be sited in accordance with the calculation of a separation distance utilizing the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS). The Municipality may require studies, reports and/or tests to be submitted respecting the above, in support of any application for a local livestock operation.

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Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formula - The calculation identified in the “Standards & Administration Regulations of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA)" which defines the setbacks of various livestock operations from residential development. Where the Municipality considers a proposed horticultural development to have the potential for conflict with adjacent land uses due to traffic, odour, waste management practices or other characteristics specific to the horticultural development, the Municipality may require a minimum separation distance. The creation of a Farmstead requires the redesignation of the subject lands to the Farmstead District as contained in the Land Use By-law and will be reviewed in accordance with the following criteria: a) demonstration that the Farmstead satisfies the definition of a Farmstead as contained in this Plan, when the Farmstead is part of an active farming operation; b) the proposed parcel is a single parcel created from a previously unsubdivided quarter section; c) the proposed parcel is limited in size to the original farmstead as defined by physical site characteristics, vegetation and shelter belts and such other land as required to provide physical access to the site to a minimum of 1.6 hectares (4 acres); d) access to the proposed parcel is available by direct access or easement to a developed public roadway acceptable to the Municipality; and e) the balance of the quarter section is maintained as an agricultural land use.

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The creation of a single residential parcel from a previously unsubdivided quarter section (first parcel out subdivision) requires the redesignation of the subject lands to a residential Land Use District and shall be reviewed in accordance with the criteria of the Residential Policies (Section 5.0)

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The Municipality’s recommendations on proposed confined feeding operation siting will be evaluated on the following criteria: a) Their proximity to existing residential development, or residential land uses, b) Their size and proximity to any urban center and statutory planning area which accommodates non-agricultural land uses in the future, whereby i) Registration-sized operations as defined in the Agricultural Operations Practice Act, may be considered, and Approval-sized operations as defined in the Agricultural Operations Practice Act, shall be excluded,

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a) The location, design, the number of buildings, their size and architecture, and the staging of the proposed facility and it’s impact on adjacent properties, including adjacent agricultural operations; b) The inclusion of a nutrient management plan which identifies all manure spreading sites, both owned and leased, and a mechanism to amend those sites overtime with adjacent landowner consultation; c) The environmental impact on: i) Surface and groundwater including availability to adjacent owners and operations, the quality and the quantity; Air quality;

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f) The inclusion of a decommission and reclamation plan; g) The impact on the existing transportation infrastructure; and the necessary upgrades and/or maintenance considerations through financial arrangements such as hauling agreements, dust control agreements, Transportation Levy, etc. 4.14 An applicant for a proposed confined feeding operation is required to hold an open house for area landowners providing technical information and overview of the project

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The Municipality may require studies, reports and/or tests in support of any application for a confined feeding operation as outlined in # 4.13. A variance to the “Minimum Distance Separation formula (MDS)” may be considered for the expansion of an existing confined feeding operation or a local livestock operation, if extenuating circumstances exists, including: a) minimal impact on differing land uses; b) the buffering effect of topography; c) the buffering effect of visual screening; d) the effectiveness of management practices; e) a unique use not covered by the MDS formula; and; f) any other factor that the Municipality deems appropriate.

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Approval-sized Confined Feeding Operations should be excluded from locating within identified Intermunicipal Development Plans/Notification Zones of urban centers, Statutory planning areas, and in proximity to hamlets and residential developments. Consideration should be given to approval-sized Confined Feeding Operations in proximity to adjacent rural Municipalities. An approval of a Confined Feeding Operation should include the following management considerations: a) Noise control and mitigation measures; b) Animal health, welfare and disposal management planning; and c) Emergency Response, Disaster and Fire Management Planning

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Residential
Over the past several years the Municipality has experienced increasing demands for country residential living. This trend is expected to continue. In addition, some hamlets are also experiencing growth pressures as they offer a unique blend of urban lifestyle in a country setting. The Municipality must therefore continue to effectively manage the location and form of residential growth. Developments that are complementary to the rural character of the Municipality will therefore be encouraged. GOAL: Residential land use should contribute to an orderly settlement pattern. Residential land use should be compatible with the natural environment. Therefore, a variety of residential land uses should be provided that would accommodate a range of lifestyle opportunities for Municipal residents. POLICIES: 5.1 In accordance with the Land Use Strategy proposals for country residential land use and subdivision will primarily be directed to the existing areas of concentrated country residential development where the land base has already been fragmented. All applications for country residential land use and subdivision shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria: 1. the consistency of the proposed residential development with any area structure plan or conceptual scheme that has been adopted; 2. the capability of the land to support the proposed residential development including the identification and evaluation of any on-site hazards, geotechnical, archaeological and/or cultural features; 3. the impact the proposed residential development will have on adjacent lands, the natural environment, the local road system and its compatibility with the surrounding area and the rural character of the Municipality;

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4. the availability and adequacy of potable water supply and sewage disposal systems necessary to support the proposed residential development and the management of stormwater; 5. comprehensive subdivision design principles that result in innovative communities, efficient use of the land base, municipal infrastructure, public and private utility systems and on-site development opportunities. 5.2 FIRST PARCEL OUT SUBDIVISIONS Notwithstanding any other policy of this Municipal Development Plan, firstparcel-out subdivision applications may be approved, at the discretion of Council, in accordance with Sections 5.1 and 5.2. 5.2.1 As a prerequisite for first-parcel-out subdivision approval, the proposed parcel shall: a) constitute a single parcel created from a previously unsubdivided quarter section, as defined by Policy 14.10; be designated as a residential land use district, and comply with the provisions of the Land Use Bylaw.

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First-parcel-out subdivisions shall: a) be located at least 300 metres (1000 feet) from the right-of-way of a highway, or as otherwise specified by the Province or Municipality; have direct access to a developed public roadway; be four (4) acres in size, unless a larger parcel is required in order to accommodate: i. a small agricultural use, in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw, or an existing residential site that does not qualify for Farmstead status, or a fragmented or isolated portion of land;

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First-parcel-out subdivisions shall be optimally located on the parent quarter section by minimizing, to the greatest extent possible: a) b) c) potential conflict with adjacent agricultural operations; the loss and fragmentation of agricultural land; disturbance to environmentally sensitive features, such as wetlands, natural drainage courses and tree stands; the need for new public infrastructure.

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In order to meet the objectives identified in Policy 5.2.3, the proposed first-parcel-out subdivision should be located, where possible, adjacent, or in close proximity, to an existing residential site in order to minimize cumulative impact on agricultural operations and to take maximum advantage of existing public infrastructure, unless an alternate site is deemed to be more practical. Further subdivision of first-parcel-out sites shall not be allowed, unless authorized by Area Structure Plan or Conceptual Scheme policy, and further, that the balance of the lands be maintained in agricultural land use.

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Proposals for residential expansion in hamlets will be considered in accordance with Section 7.2 and conformity with other provisions of this Plan. Area structure plans and area redevelopment plans may be initiated by Council to provide a framework with which to guide future growth and change in areas of the Municipality where residential development is the emerging dominant land use. And where such areas are experiencing ongoing growth pressures and therefore, require a more localized and integrated approach to land use planning and development. Council may require a landowner to prepare a conceptual scheme in support of a residential redesignation or subdivision application and to encourage collaboration between landowners to achieve an economical and orderly settlement pattern.

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Any residential land uses or development should not be located within the separation distances calculated utilizing the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) formula for a confined feeding operation or a local livestock operation. Impacts should also be considered to CFO’s and LLO’s in the general vicinity. The density of any residential development shall be directly related to the following: a) the carrying capacity of the lands proposed for development having regard to site conditions, environmental considerations and impacts, and other factors that may have been considered in the design of the proposal; the suitability and availability of municipal and private services and infrastructure necessary to support the proposal; the compatibility of the proposed density with that of the surrounding area and the rural character of the Municipality and consistency with the provisions of any area structure plan containing the subject lands.

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In support of diverse communities, a variety of housing forms are encouraged to provide a range of affordability and lifestyle opportunities for Municipal residents. Accessory Dwelling Units are dwelling units that are located on the same parcel as a principal dwelling, and are considered accessory and subordinate to that principal dwelling. They may share servicing arrangements with the principal dwelling unit, such as road approaches, water and wastewater services, and should be designed to reflect similar architectural character of the principal dwelling. Accessory Dwelling Units may increase the opportunity for affordable forms of housing, financial support for the landowner, and supportive living arrangements and lifestyle choices for a variety of community members while at the same time promoting the efficient use of existing and future infrastructure.

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Business Development
Diversification of business development is important to the economy of the Municipality. Opportunities for the growth of a variety of commercial and industrial land uses should be provided. Commercial and industrial uses should be facilitated which are of a scale and character which integrate into the existing land use pattern. Highway Commercial is a unique type of business development which requires special consideration to ensure transportation corridors remain safe and efficient plus considering the appearance of the rural countryside. GOAL: To encourage and facilitate business opportunities which enhance and strengthen the economy of the Municipality. POLICIES:

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DIVERSIFICATION 6.1.1 The Municipality supports the development of its commercial and industrial land base and will continue to identify and facilitate commercial and industrial development opportunities in the Municipality through: a) b) c) continued economic development initiatives; cooperative ventures with neighbouring urban and rural municipalities that strengthen the regional economy; and undertaking a locational study to identify appropriate areas for business development, as time permits.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS 6.2.1 Proposals for business developments and related subdivision will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria: a) b) the type, scale, size and site design of the proposed business; the potential impact on municipal services and/or private utility services;

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the compatibility of the proposed business with adjacent land uses and the impacts that may result from such an introduction into the area; the availability and adequacy of municipal services and/or private utilities necessary to support the proposed business ; the availability of access to the subject lands and the adequacy of the Municipal road system to accommodate traffic generated from the proposed business; the trade area and economic benefits to the community that may be realized through the introduction of the proposed business; the potential impacts the proposed business may have on the natural environment; the provisions of any area structure plan and the Land Use Bylaw that may have been adopted for the area containing the subject lands; the nature of any on-site or off-site engineering works that may be required to support the proposed business; any on-site or off-site natural or man-made hazards that may impact the proposed business; the potential for the area to support natural resource utilization; any other matters the Municipality deems appropriate.

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HOME BASED BUSINESS Uses that are accessory to a residential use (Home Based Business) are considered appropriate uses in the Municipality provided they are developed in accordance with this Plan, any applicable area structure plan or area redevelopment plan adopted for an area of the Municipality and the provisions of the Land Use By-law.

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BUSINESS PARKS 6.4.1 Businesses, which are not natural resource dependent or hazardous, are encouraged to locate in hamlets and business parks wherever possible in the Municipality. Proposed business parks should locate in proximity to primary or secondary highways, or in hamlets, near rail serviced areas having due regard for the safe operation of these transportation routes. Business parks should be located in such a manner as to minimize conflict between the range of uses planned for the business park and adjacent land uses. The location of business parks and the design of the lots should be such that each lot has a suitable building site and direct access to the municipal road network. When considering proposals for business parks the following shall be reviewed by the Municipality: a) safe access and egress from highways or roads shall be provided and the visual appearance shall not impair the safety and function of the highway or roads; b) demonstration to the satisfaction of the Municipality, the existence of a proven water supply and waste disposal capacity adequate to meet Provincial regulations; c) property landscaping, berming and distance separation from land uses shall be accounted for to minimize negative visual impact and provide sufficient noise abatement measures; d) the development of servicing requirements (i.e. roads, domestic water supply, sewage and fire protection) of the Municipality; e) the sensitivity of the surrounding land uses to such a proposal;

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f) the need for an area structure plan; and g) the need for an emergency response plan developed in conjunction with the Municipality’s Protective Services. 6.4.6 Council may require a landowner to prepare a conceptual scheme in support of a business redesignation or subdivision application.

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NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION AND DEVELOPMENT 6.5.1 The Municipality should consider known potential natural resources when evaluating proposals for redesignation, subdivision and development. The Municipality should refer proposals for subdivision and development to the appropriate Provincial and/or referral agencies to assist in identifying potential natural resources, and/or required setbacks. Area structure plans should identify areas of known potential natural resources and establish land use planning strategies for the subdivision and development of lands containing or in proximity to these resources. When considering a proposal for natural resource use, the Municipality shall review the: a) surrounding land uses and the possible impact which may result from the extraction of a natural resource; b) balance of social and economic benefits to the community resulting from the proposed development; c) accessibility of the subject lands and the adequacy of the Municipal road system to accommodate traffic generated considering the safety of the road system; d) reclamation plan for the lands; e) comments received from Provincial and/or referral agencies; f) management plan for the handling and storage of hazardous or other waste materials, to be generated or stored on site; g) stormwater management; and h) additional information the Municipality may deem appropriate.

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OUTDOOR STORAGE 6.6.1 When considering the location of proposals for outdoor storage as a primary use, the following shall be reviewed to minimize the need for costly road infrastructure, reduce the visual impact and help reduce the extent of intrusion and conflict with adjacent land uses: a) Direct access to a road; b) Public roads should be paved up to the property line where access to the outdoor storage site is gained; c) An analysis of the public road network to ensure appropriate intersection improvements and road upgrade requirements that meet or exceed Municipal standards; d) Every attempt should be made to reduce the visual impact of outdoor storage on highways; e) safe access and egress from highways or roads should be provided and the visual appearance should not impair the safety and function of the highway or roads; f) Be located in such a way as to minimize conflicts with adjacent or proximal land uses. Consideration will be given to traffic, dust and visual impact; and, g) Be located to utilize any existing landscaping or other desirable elements for screening. 6.6.2 When designing a site for outdoor storage, the following shall be considered in order to minimize the visual impact on adjacent uses and reduce possible environmental impacts: a) Appropriate screening elements around the perimeter of the storage area including landscaping, fencing, buildings, or similar materials and/or structures; b) Utilize existing landscaping or other screening elements where possible; and, c) A management plan for the handling and storage of waste materials including leakage from vehicles or other items.

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7.0

Hamlets
Hamlets are an integral part of the municipal settlement pattern, and serve as a community focus for rural residents. It is important, therefore, to ensure that hamlets maintain their status as service centers with potential to offer a wide range of community facilities for surrounding residents. GOAL: The necessary planning framework to guide subdivision, development, expansion or elimination of individual hamlets should be provided through a hamlet study undertaken by the Municipal District of Rocky View. A review of the Municipal District’s hamlets and their opportunities and constraints for future development, will provide the necessary framework to guide their future growth. POLICIES: 7.1 The Municipality may undertake a review of its hamlets, as time permits, in order to assess the constraints and opportunities to growth for each hamlet. A proposed hamlet expansion area or new hamlet shall require an area structure plan in accordance with Section 13 of the Plan and: a) not be greater than that required to accommodate a proposed subdivision or development; b) not utilize agriculturally designated land unless no other alternative is available; c) be compatible with adjacent land uses; d) be serviced by municipal or private services; and e) in the case of hamlet expansion conform with any hamlet plan, area structure plan or area redevelopment plan that has been previously adopted for the hamlet . 7.3 Council may require a landowner to prepare a conceptual scheme in support of a redesignation or subdivision application within or adjacent to a hamlet. The Municipality shall notify any adjacent affected municipalities of a redesignation proposal for the creation of a new hamlet or the expansion of an existing hamlet boundary.

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Figure 5: Hamlets

COUNTY OF MOUNTAINVIEW

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MADDEN BOTTREL
CROSSFIELD

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BEISEKER

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COUNTY OF WHEATLAND

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BRAGG CREEK

TSUU T'INA NATION RESERVE No.145

SHEPARD

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Natural Environment
The protection and management of environmental resources is important to quality of life. The biophysical characteristics and environmental significance of lands should be considered in land use decisions. The conservation of environmentally significant areas should be encouraged, including unique vegetation, riparian areas, topography and fish and wildlife habitat. The presence of significant archaeological and historical sites should be considered in the Municipality’s land use planning decisions. GOAL: To facilitate the preservation of significant and/or sensitive natural environments in the development process. POLICIES:

8.1

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 8.1.1 When considering a proposal for redesignation, subdivision or development regardless of the proposed use, the Municipality may at its discretion, determine that the proposal has environmental consequences on the subject lands or adjacent lands. In such instances, the Municipality shall require the developer at their sole expense, to prepare and submit an environmental impact assessment prepared by a qualified professional, which is satisfactory in form and content to the Municipality. An environmental impact assessment comprises: a) a biophysical analysis of the subject lands or other affected lands and riparian areas that may include an evaluation of the following factors: i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) topography; soil; flora and fauna recognized as important in the natural system; surface and groundwater hydrology; natural drainage systems; lands prone to flooding, erosion or subsidence or other natural occurring hazard; wildlife migration routes; Page 32

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any other factor deemed appropriate by the Municipality;

b) an evaluation of the environmental significance of the lands that are the subject of the assessment; c) an evaluation of any potential impact the proposal may have on the natural systems found on the subject lands and/or other affected lands; d) measures that would avoid and/or mitigate any detrimental environmental consequences that may have been identified; and e) any other matter deemed appropriate by the Municipality. 8.2 GEOTECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS 8.2.1 When considering a proposal for redesignation, subdivision or development, the Municipality may, at its discretion, require a geotechnical report at the developers expense prepared by a qualified professional, satisfactory in form and content to the Municipality, and in accordance with all pertinent Alberta Environmental Protection Guidelines, as amended. The geotechnical report should include: a) a general description of the topography, surficial, bedrock geology and hydrological conditions on the subject and/or affected lands; b) a description of the field investigation program undertaken on the subject and/or affected lands; c) a description of soil characteristics present on the subject and/or affected lands; d) a stability assessment of terrain configurations present on the subject and/or affected lands; e) an assessment of any existing or potential hazardous conditions present on the subject and/or affected lands; f) measures that would avoid and/or mitigate any existing or potential hazardous condition that may have been identified on the subject and/or affected lands; and g) any other matter deemed appropriate by the Municipality. 8.3 ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONDITIONS 8.3.1 When considering the potential impacts of development on archaeological and historical resources: redesignation; subdivision; and development proposals should be referred by the Municipality to the appropriate Provincial department for comments and recommendations. When considering a proposal for redesignation, subdivision or development, the Municipality may require, at the developer’s sole expense, the preparation of a Page 33

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historical impact assessment, prepared by a qualified professional, in form and substance satisfactory to the requirements of the PROVINCIAL department, all to the satisfaction of the Municipality. 8.4 ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS 8.4.1 Where the Municipality has required the preparation of an environmental assessment, geotechnical report and/or historical impact assessment contemplated by this Plan, the Municipality at its sole discretion may, and at the developer’s expense: a) b) c) i) require further evaluation of the subject and/or affected lands; require the preparation of an area structure plan; impose conditions of approval, where applicable with respect to: the regulation of development in proximity to water bodies, unstable or eroded slopes or other natural features that in the opinion of the Municipality, will serve to mitigate or avoid potential environmental consequences and potential hazards to proposed development; the retention of vegetation adjacent to water bodies and/or on slopes; the protection of fish and wildlife habitat; the protection of archaeological or historical sites; the preparation of a storm water management plan for the proposed development; the preparation of a chemical management plan for fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and irrigation facilities associated with the proposed development; and

ii) iii) iv) v)

vi)

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SHEPARD SLOUGH COMPLEX The Shepard Slough Complex Area is located in the eastern portion of the Municipality. The catchment area generally comprises a strip of land approximately 4 miles wide and 20 miles long. It extends from the Bow River in the south to approximately 3 miles north of the Hamlet of Conrich (see Figure 5). Alberta Environmental Protection owns and operates the “Western Headworks Canal” which diverts water from the Bow River, inside the City of Calgary into the Western Irrigation District canal system at the Chestermere Lake headworks. Alberta Environmental Protection’s interest in the Shepard Slough Complex area is two fold: to maintain water quality in the Western Headworks Canal as it enters the Chestermere Lake reservoir and conveys water to downstream users and; to provide mitigation for the potential for flooding in the Western Headworks Canal and Chestermere Lake. To accomplish this, Alberta Environmental Protection has announced a drainage solution program to address the water quantity and quality issues. Alberta Environmental Protection proposes to develop partnerships with the Municipalities and users of the system with the aim of developing long term solutions to ensure the long term viability of the Western Headworks Canal and the Shepard Slough Complex and ditch to the Bow River, which are critical components in the overall drainage of the Western Headworks Canal and Shepard Slough watershed. GOAL: The Municipality recognizes the importance of the Western Headworks Canal, Shepard Slough Complex and Drain to the Bow River and will cooperate with municipal ratepayers, Alberta Environmental Protection, the City of Calgary, and other affected parties toward the long term protection and development of this important system. POLICIES: 8.5.1 The Municipality will work with Alberta Environmental Protection with regard to future programs relating to the protection and development of the Western Headworks, Shepard Slough Complex area and Drain. The Municipality will inform Alberta Environmental Protection, the City of Calgary, and other affected parties of applications for redesignation, subdivision and development within the Shepard Slough Complex area.

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Figure 6: Shepard Slough Complex

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ROCKY VIEW No. 44 SHEPARD SLOUGH COMPLEX
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9.0

Infrastructure
The provision and maintenance of infrastructure in the Municipality improves the quality of life in the Municipality. The road network and the operation of airports and rail lines should not be compromised by adjacent development. Water systems and solid waste management systems should be facilitated that do not negatively impact the natural environment or pose hazards to Municipal residents. The community’s need for police/fire/ambulance service shall be considered in the Municipality’s land use planning decisions. GOAL: To encourage and facilitate the development and maintenance of an efficient infrastructure that is supportive of planned growth. POLICIES:

9.1

ALL INFRASTRUCTURE When considering subdivision and development proposals, the Municipality may require an assessment of the infrastructure necessary to access and service the proposed subdivision or development and may require the upgrading or a contribution towards future upgrading of required infrastructure.

9.2

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access via local roads or cul-de-sacs.

imposing additional conditions of subdivision and/or development approval deemed appropriate by the Municipality.

Road approaches proposed to provide access to public roadways from a proposed subdivision shall be constructed at the applicant’s expense in accordance with the Municipality’s adopted road standards. When considering proposals for subdivision and development, it shall be the policy of the Municipality to consider: a) b) c) d) e) f) the provisions of this Plan; the future expansion and/or upgrading of existing roadways; entering into agreements with developers regarding existing or new roadway construction which may include joint ventures, pro-rated costs etc.; the Municipal Pavement Management Program; any development standards, area structure plans, area redevelopment plans, hamlet plans and conceptual schemes adopted by the Municipality; and comments and requirements received from Provincial Departments

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9.2.5 9.2.6

The Municipality will negotiate as deemed necessary with urban centers in the protection of important transportation, utility and service corridors. The Municipality shall consider the following measures to mitigate traffic noise associated with high traffic volume roads: a) b) c) noise attenuation barriers to be incorporated into subdivision proposals at the cost of the developer; future road alignments are to take into consideration the impact on residential development; and the type of pavement used should be commensurate with the adjacent land use and type and volume of traffic expected to utilize the road.

9.3

AIRPORTS 9.3.1 Airport Districts within the Municipality should provide land uses which are compatible with adjacent lands, the aviation industry and the traveling public and are supportive of business and institutional uses. Prior to any redesignation to Airport District, an area structure plan shall be adopted which describes: a) the sequence of development proposed for the site; b) the land uses proposed for the site;

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c) an emergency plan; and d) contain such other matters as the Municipality considers necessary. 9.3.3 Proposals for redesignation, subdivision and development in proximity to an airport should be compatible with the safe and efficient operation of the airport. Accordingly, the following land uses may be considered: a) general agricultural operations; b) business uses complementary to the function of an airport; c) uses not negatively affected by an airport operation; d) recreational land uses, i.e. golf courses, soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, pathways, etc.; or e) any land use considered appropriate by the Municipality. 9.4 RAILWAYS 9.4.1 Area structure plans, area redevelopment plans and conceptual schemes shall provide minimum setbacks and/or buffering requirements for developments proposed in close proximity to active rail lines. The Municipality should consider lands adjacent to rail lines as areas where agricultural, business, airport or hamlet industrial land uses would benefit from access to such a transportation network. Abandoned railway corridors should be considered for incorporation, following an environmental assessment, into a linear open space system or consolidation with adjacent lands.

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WATER, SEWER, AND STORMWATER SERVICING 9.5.1 It shall be the policy of the Municipality to consider: a) a range of water, sewer and stormwater servicing options acceptable to the Municipality for lots proposed to be created through subdivision; b) requiring water conservation measures attendant to the range of water servicing options; c) any testing requirements, municipal standards and/or engineering specifications deemed by the Municipality to be appropriate to the water, sewer and stormwater systems; d) reports, permits, licences and other documentation that may be required by Provincial authorities respecting water, sewer and stormwater systems;

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e) implementation procedures to ensure the provision of water, sewer and stormwater systems to lots proposed for subdivision are in accordance with Municipal policy; f) any water metering requirements deemed appropriate by the Municipality; and g) any other matters deemed appropriate by the Municipality. 9.5.2 The Municipality may, at the time of consideration of subdivision proposals, impose conditions necessary to ensure the provisions of the Municipal water, sewer, and stormwater servicing policy contemplated by Policy 9.5.1 are complied with. Water cooperatives and private water suppliers in the Municipality are encouraged to coordinate their efforts to enable the potential for linkage of these water supply systems. The Municipality supports the development of sewer systems that do not negatively impact or cause deterioration of surface and/or groundwater quality. The Municipality supports stormwater management plans which incorporate the use of wetlands as stormwater retention areas in the design of subdivisions.

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SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL 9.6.1 The Municipality should consider coordinating its solid waste disposal systems with those of urban centres, where possible, so that the needs of growth and the protection of the environment are accommodated. When considering the site of a new landfill facility or transfer station, the Municipality may consider the preparation of a comprehensive municipal landfill study in accordance with the applicable Provincial guidelines. A comprehensive municipal landfill study is required by Provincial legislation for the construction and operation of a municipal landfill and should address the following criteria: a) a needs assessment for a landfill facility; b) the development of landfill alternatives that may include: i) ii) iii) recycling programs; solid waste reduction programs; composting. Page 40

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c) assessment of potential service area and appropriate sites for a landfill facility; d) cost-benefit analysis of the potential landfill facility; e) evaluation of any potential impacts on existing or proposed land uses in proximity to the landfill facility; f) evaluation of the accessibility of the potential site; g) environmental impact assessment; and h) any other matter deemed appropriate by the Municipality, and/or required by Provincial statute or authority. 9.7 PROTECTIVE SERVICES 9.7.1 Proposals for redesignation, subdivision and development shall accommodate design elements that consider safety factors and facilitate accessibility by police, fire and ambulance services. When considering proposals for subdivision or development, the Municipality shall require the developer to seek appropriate measures to provide the proposed development with fire protection. Water suppliers operating in the Municipality will be encouraged to construct distribution systems designed for the suppression of fire.

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Figure 7: Road Hierarchy
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10.0

Open Space and Recreation
Recreational and open space opportunities are important lifestyle components for rural residents. The creation of an integrated open space system throughout the Municipal District, which provides for active and passive recreational opportunities, should be accommodated through the consideration of open space issues at the time of area structure plan, conceptual scheme and/or hamlet plan preparation or redesignation and subdivision application. Land use planning decisions regarding open space should be facilitated through a review of existing recreation master plans, the use of environmental easements and liaison with local School Boards. GOAL: To support the retention and enhancement of open spaces and recreational facilities in the Municipality. POLICIES:

10.1

MUNICIPAL, SCHOOL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESERVE 10.1.1 When considering proposals for subdivision, the Municipality may require the registered owners to provide Municipal and/or School Reserve, in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act. This shall be in the form of: a) land; b) money in place of land; or c) a combination of land and money. 10.1.2 When considering proposals for subdivision, the Municipality may defer the provision of Municipal and/or School Reserve by registering a deferred reserve caveat against the balance of the subject lands. Pursuant to Policy 10.1.2, the Municipality may consider deferral of Municipal or School Reserve when the: a) proposed subdivision is to accommodate an agricultural use and reserve could be provided through future subdivision, to the satisfaction of the Municipality; b) proposed subdivision comprises a portion of the titled lands proposed for subdivision and reserve could be provided through future subdivision, to the satisfaction of the Municipality;

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c) proposed subdivision is part of a phased proposal involving a number of parcels and Municipal and/or School Reserve could be provided in a subsequent phase, to the satisfaction of the Municipality; or d) Municipality deems it appropriate. 10.1.4 When considering proposals for subdivision, the Municipality should require that the amount, type, location and shape of Municipal and/or School Reserve land is suitable for the intended use and the needs of the Municipality. When considering proposals for subdivision, the Municipality should require the dedication of Municipal and/or School Reserve and/or Environmental Reserve that meets the present and future needs of the Municipality and protects environmentally significant or hazardous areas; through consultation with: a) local School Boards; b) Recreation Boards; and c) Alberta Environmental Protection. 10.1.6 The Municipality and local School Boards should negotiate and enter into agreements regarding the allocation of Municipal and School Reserves. The Municipality shall determine the need for Environmental Reserve in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act. When considering proposals for subdivision in inter-municipal development plan areas, the Municipality shall consult the adjacent municipality prior to the determination of the Municipal or School Reserve or Environmental Reserve requirements. Landowners should be encouraged to utilize environmental reserve easements and/or conservation easements as methods of preserving environmentally significant or sensitive areas

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10.1.10 The Municipality shall consider the following criteria when evaluating proposals for the disposal of Municipal Reserve parcels including the: a) local Recreation Board’s recommendations on immediate or long-term needs for land; b) requirements of the local School Boards; c) active and passive recreation potential of the land; d) economic considerations deemed appropriate by the Municipality; Municipal Development Plan Page 44

e) potential for future subdivision and development of the area; f) future infrastructure needs of the Municipality; and g) other considerations the Municipality deems appropriate. 10.1.11 The Municipality will encourage the amalgamation and linking of open spaces where appropriate. 10.1.12 The Municipality shall not dispose of Municipal Reserve or School Reserve parcels in an Inter-Municipal Development Plan area without prior consultation with the appropriate municipality. 10.2 RECREATION 10.2.1 Recreation Boards operating in the Municipality should establish recreation master plans. Recognition of the recreation needs of rural as well as urban municipal residents should be provided where applicable. Subdivision applications should be referred to the applicable Recreation Board for comment. Referral comments and open space and recreation master plans prepared by Recreation Boards in the Municipality should be used in the evaluation of the suitability of reserve dedication in proposed subdivisions. Municipal Reserve and School Reserve parcels may be sold leased or disposed of to provide funds to support the provision of recreation facilities pursuant to the objectives of an open space and recreation master plan and educational objectives.

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SCHOOLS 10.3.1 The Municipality in its land use planning decisions, should have due regard to agreements in place with local School Boards within the Municipality to facilitate future school requirements.

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TRAILS - REGIONAL AND LOCAL 10.4.1 Through the development of a regional recreational trail system, the Municipality encourages trails as passive recreational opportunities within existing and developing communities. The Municipality should facilitate and preserve, at the time of subdivision, suitable public access opportunities to natural waterways, rivers, streams, and escarpments. Page 45

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The preservation of other desirable natural features such as ravines, that offer desirable paths or recreational opportunities should also be considered. 10.4.3 The Municipality should encourage pathways that will facilitate linkages as recommended by Recreation Boards/Trails Policy.

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Intermunicipal Cooperation
GOAL: Communication and cooperation should occur between the Municipal District of Rocky View and neighbouring municipalities, through Intermunicipal committees and Intermunicipal development plans on planning and related matters of common concern. The Municipality should work with neighbouring municipalities in order to mitigate potential impacts to the Municipality and capitalize on opportunities. POLICIES:

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INTERMUNICIPAL COMMITTEES The Municipal District of Rocky View supports the creation of Intermunicipal committees with its rural and urban neighbours. Such committees play an important role in developing and enhancing Intermunicipal relationships. 11.1.1 Intermunicipal committees will be established with neighbouring municipalities to facilitate the discussion of matters of mutual interest and the preparation and implementation of Intermunicipal development plans.

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INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS 11.2.1 As intermunicipal development plans are prepared and adopted, they shall be inserted as Appendices to the Municipal Development Plan so that Council, the public and others can ascertain the specific Intermunicipal policies relative to the lands in question. Reference shall be made to that inter-municipal development plan prior to proceeding with an application for redesignation, subdivision or development. Notification Zones contained within this Plan will be reviewed and replaced by Intermunicipal developments plans as they are prepared and adopted. Approval-sized Confined Feeding Operations should be excluded from locating within identified Intermunicipal Development Plans or Notification Zones

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ANNEXATION 11.3.1 The Municipality is prepared to consider the negotiation of annexation agreements with adjacent municipalities provided a need for the lands under consideration can be demonstrated. The need for annexation should be based on detailed growth studies to include, but is not limited to such matters as, significant historical and anticipated population increases, build-out and rates of consumption of existing urban area, and alternative growth options.

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Implementation, Review and Amendment
12.1 Upon adoption by By-law, of this Municipal Development Plan, the policies contained herein will be in full force and effect. The Municipality should implement the policies contained in this Municipal Development Plan through the Land Use By-law, and any statutory plan adopted by the Municipality. The Municipality should review the Plan from time to time in order to provide Plan goals, objectives and policies that are current and effective. The Municipal Council should undertake a formal review of the Plan every five years and consolidate all amendments during this review. The Municipality shall hold a public hearing prior to giving any proposed amendment second reading.

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Area Structure Plan and Hamlet Plan Preparation
AREA STRUCTURE PLANS 13.1 Where required by this Plan or the Municipality, an area structure plan shall be prepared and shall serve as a guide for subsequent subdivision and development of lands contained in the area structure plan area. General areas identified for the preparation of area structure plans by the Municipality are shown in Figure 4. Additional area structure plans required by the Municipality for areas not identified in Figure 4, will be determined on the basis of one or more of the following: a) b) c) d) e) f) subdivision activity in an area; land use conflict in an area; the agricultural potential of an area; topography of an area; the type, scale and scope of land uses proposed for an area; the potential impact of proposed land uses on municipal services and/or private utility services; the potential impact of proposed land uses on existing land uses in an area; the potential impact on the natural environment that may result from land uses proposed for an area; the potential for an area to support natural resource utilization; and any other matters the Municipality deems appropriate.

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Area structure plans adopted by the Municipality shall conform to this Plan and describe the following: a) b) c) the area of the Municipality that is subject of the area structure plan; the sequence of development proposed for the area structure plan area; the land use proposed for the area structure plan area, either generally or with respect to specific parts of this area; the density of population proposed for the area structure plan area either generally or with respect to specific parts of this area; the general location of major transportation routes and public or private utilities in the area structure plan area; and any other information that Municipality considers appropriate.

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In addition to the requirements of Policy 13.4, area structure plans may contain information deemed appropriate by the Municipality to guide future land use and development that may include all or some of the following: a) a description and/or evaluation of the plan area utilizing the following factors: • • • • • • • • • • • • • natural resources; existing land use; ownership; existing development; topography; agricultural capability; soil; vegetation; environmental sensitivity and significance; geotechnical considerations; archaeological and historical considerations; existing utilities and transportation routes; and adjacent land uses.

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a land use concept which includes; • • • • • • • • • a future land use scenario; a scenario for the accommodation and/or integration of existing development; reserve areas (municipal/school/environmental); main transportation routes; provision or extension of utilities; anticipated improvements to existing infrastructure necessary to serve the future land use scenario; population densities and population projection; phasing of development; and constraints to development.

HAMLET PLANS 13.6 Hamlet plans should be prepared for the Municipality’s hamlets and such plans should: a) provide for the orderly and economic development and redevelopment of the hamlet; provide a framework under which future subdivision, development and redevelopment proposals will be evaluated; provide for the orderly management of both the quantity and quality of subdivision and development for all land use categories; provide a strategy to stage and monitor development; provide for the expansion of future major transportation networks, utility servicing capabilities and their affect on development and redevelopment; identify areas that may be included in area structure and area redevelopment plans.

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Where “hamlet plans” have been adopted by the Municipality, all subdivision and development proposals shall be guided by the applicable plan.

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Definitions
The following interpretations of certain terms are provided to clarify their use in the Plan. 14.1 Area Redevelopment Plan - A statutory plan, adopted by bylaw, which provides a land use strategy for the redevelopment of a specific area of land in the Municipality. Area Structure Plan - A statutory plan, adopted by by-law, which provides a land use strategy for subsequent redesignation, subdivision and development of a specific area of land in the Municipality. Business Park - A comprehensively planned subdivision developed for the establishment of commercial and industrial uses in accordance with Municipal requirements. Conceptual Scheme - A plan, adopted by bylaw, which relates a proposed development to future and existing development of adjacent lands. Construction Management Plan - A plan that details management of all construction activity on a site. Confined Feeding Operation - An activity on land that is fenced or enclosed or within buildings where livestock are confined for the purpose of growing, sustaining, finishing or breeding by means other than grazing, but does not include seasonal feeding and bedding sites. Council - The Council of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44. Environmental Impact Assessment - Refers to an area-specific study completed by a qualified professional which may include, but is not limited to: a) b) the identification and analysis of natural factors for the study area; an evaluation of the potential impact that a subdivision or development proposal may have on the factors identified; and a suggested program of avoidance and/or mitigative measures.

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Farmstead - The habitable residence and may include other improvements used in connection with the raising or production of crops or livestock, and situated on the same land for a minimum of 10 years and used in connection with the farming operation. First Parcel Out - A single residential parcel created from a previously unsubdivided quarter section. Page 53

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Hamlet - An unincorporated area as defined by the Municipal Government Act and as declared by resolution of Council to be so. Hamlet Plan - A land use plan which provides for the orderly and efficient redesignation, subdivision and development of land within a hamlet. Highway - A road that is designated as a primary highway or a secondary highway pursuant to the Public Highways Development Act. Home Based Business - Means the operation of a business or occupation within a dwelling and/or its accessory buildings(s), or on a parcel on which a dwelling is located. Infrastructure - Public and private utility systems in the Municipality that may include, but are not limited to the transportation network, water and sewer systems, solid waste management facilities and police, fire and ambulance services. Local Livestock Operation- An activity on land that is fenced or enclosed within buildings where livestock is kept for the purposes of growing, sustaining, finishing or breeding at numbers less than the approved thresholds of the Provincial confined feeding operations. The regulations for keeping local livestock operations are set out in the Land Use Bylaw. Land Use By-law - A by-law of the Municipality passed by Council pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act and intended to prohibit, regulate and control the use and development of land and buildings within the Municipality. Land Use District - One or more divisions identified in the Land Use By-law establishing permitted and discretionary uses of land or buildings with attendant regulations for same. Minimum Distance Separation - Means a setback or buffer established between an intensive livestock facility and adjacent residence(s) to minimize odours, found in Appendix D of the Code of Practice for the Safe and Economic Handling of Animal Manures and in no case shall the setback or buffer from a new intensive livestock facility be less than 1,500 feet from the intensive operation to the property line of an adjacent parcel not owned by the operator of the intensive livestock facility. Municipal Development Plan - The principal statutory land use plan for the Municipality as adopted by Council, in accordance with Section 632 of the Municipal Government Act. Municipal Government Act - An act of the legislature of the Province of Alberta, which authorizes and creates the governance of urban and rural municipalities throughout Alberta and more specifically refers to the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26.1 as amended from time to time. Page 54

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Municipal Landfill Study - An area-specific study to determine the appropriateness of land for development as a municipal landfill site. Municipal or School Reserve - Land which the Subdivision Authority may require the owner of a parcel of land that is the subject of a proposed subdivision to provide for municipal or school purposes, up to 10% of the area proposed for subdivision. Municipality - Means the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44, including the area contained within its boundaries. Natural Resource Extractive Industry - An enterprise that is governed by natural geographic or geological features and may include, but is not limited to the extraction and processing of mineral deposits, petroleum and natural gas, or sand and gravel deposits. Notification Zone - An area which surrounds or extends into an urban centre for the purpose of informing the urban or rural municipality, as the case may be, of development and/or related activity. Plan - Refers to the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44 Municipal Development Plan. Qualified Professional - An individual with specialized knowledge recognized by the Municipality and/or licensed to practice in the Province of Alberta. Examples of qualified professionals include, but are not limited to agrologists, engineers, geologists, hydrologists and surveyors. Redesignation - Refers to the reclassification, by the Municipality, of a land use designation in the Land Use By-law applicable to a specific area of the Municipality. Riparian Area - The areas adjacent to any streams, rivers, lakes or wetlands. Unsubdivided Quarter Section - A titled area of 64.7 hectares (160 acres) more or less that has not been subdivided, excluding previous subdivisions for boundary adjustments, road widenings, school sites and other public uses such as railroad right-of-way and canal right-of-way. Utilities - Any municipal public utility or non-municipal public utility as defined in the Municipal Government Amendment Act 1995, Chapter 24, and amendments thereto

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APPENDICES

Appendix 1 – Town of Crossfield/MD of Rocky View Notification Zone

Appendix 2 – City of Calgary/ MD of Rocky View Intermunicipal Development Plan

Appendix 3 – Village of Irricana/MD of Rocky View Notification Zone

Appendix 4 – Village of Beiseker/MD of Rocky View Notification Zone

Appendix 5 – Town of Cochrane/MD of Rocky View Intermunicipal Development Plan

Appendix 6 -

City of Airdrie/MD of Rocky View Intermunicipal Development Plan

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APPENDIX 1
TOWN OF CROSSFIELD/M.D. of Rocky View NOTIFICATION ZONE

1. The lands as outlined on Schedule 1 and labeled as the M.D. of Rocky
View/Town of Crossfield Notification Zone shall for the purposes of this Plan be the Town of Crossfield Notification Zone.

2. When considering a proposal for redesignation and/or subdivision of rural
industrial and/or rural commercial land uses on lands included in the Town of Crossfield Zone Schedule 1, the Municipality shall provide written notification to the Town of Crossfield of the proposal and give due consideration to the comments received from the Town of Crossfield.

3. When considering a development proposal that may accommodate any of the
following: a) intensive agricultural pursuits: b) resource extractive industries that may create noise, dust, vibration and other such disturbance in their operation: and c) boarding kennels or similar uses;

the Municipality shall provide written notification to the Town of Crossfield of the proposal and give due consideration to the comments received from the Town of Crossfield.

SCHEDULE 1 MAP
TWP. RD. 291

TWP. RD. 290

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M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW/TOWN OF CROS S FIELD NOTIFICATION ZONE Notifica tion Zone N

DICKSON \STEVENSON TRAIL

RGE. RD. 292

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CITY OF CALGARY/M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

APPENDIX 3
VILLAGE OF IRRICANA/M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW NOTIFICATION ZONE
The M.D. of Rocky View and the Village of Irricana agree to a notification process for circulation of: a) redesignation, subdivision and development applications; and/or b) area structure plan/area redevelopment plans, municipal development plan policies and other significant land use policies. The purpose of the notification zone is to provide an opportunity for the respective municipalities to provide input on applications, which may have an impact (e.g., land use, environmental, servicing, traffic). The boundary of the Notification Zone within the M.D. of Rocky View is shown on the attached Map. The boundary of the notification zone of the village of Irricana is the Village municipal limits. Within the M.D. of Rocky View notification zone the M.D. of Rocky View will circulate the following items to the Village of Irricana unless otherwise agreed in writing: • all applications for land use redesignation; • all applications for subdivision; • applications for road closures; • all development permit applications; and • all draft land use policies and developments which may create local access issues and all other major applications or policies at the discretion of the M.D. or at the request of the Village of Irricana. Within the Village of Irricana, lands that abut the Village boundary, the Village of Irricana will circulate the following items to the M.D. of Rocky View unless otherwise agreed in writing: • all major applications for land use redesignation; • applications for outline plans of subdivision only (i.e., no minor subdivision applications); • only those applications for road closures that are judged by Village staff to have an impact on the M.D. of Rocky View; • only those applications for development permits which may present significant compatibility concerns with adjacent lad uses within the M.D. of Rocky View. • all draft land use policies and developments which may create local access issues for the residents of the M.D. and all other major applications or policies at the discretion of the Village or at the request of the M.D. Unless otherwise negotiated, written responses to any applications, which are circulated by either the M.D. of Rocky View or the Village of Irricana respectively, are due within 30 days of the circulation date. If no response is received within 30 days of the circulation date the response may be considered ad “no objection”.

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APPENDIX 4
VILLAGE OF BEISEKER/M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW NOTIFICATION ZONE
The MD of Rocky View and the village of Beiseker agree to a notification process for circulation of: a) redesignation, subdivision and development applications; and/or b) area structure plan/area redevelopment plans, municipal development plan policies and other significant land use policies. The purpose of the notification zones is to provide an opportunity for the respective municipalities to provide input on applications, which may have an impact (e.g., land use, environmental, servicing, traffic). Boundary options of the Notification Zones within the M.D. of Rocky View and the Village of Beiseker are shown on the attached Maps. Within the M.D. of Rocky View notification zone the M.D. of Rocky View will circulate the following items to the Village of Beiseker unless otherwise agreed in writing: • • • • • all applications for land use redesignation; all applications for subdivision; applications for road closures; all development permit applications; and all draft land use policies and developments which may create local access issues and all other major applications or policies at the discretion of the M.D. or at the request of the Village of Beiseker.

On lands that abut the village boundary, Village of Beiseker will circulate the following items to the M.D. of Rocky View unless otherwise agreed in writing: • • • • all major applications for land use redesignation; applications for outline plans of subdivision only (i.e., no minor subdivision applications); only those applications for development permits which may present significant compatibility concerns with adjacent land uses within the M.D. of Rocky View. all draft land use policies and developments which may create local access issues for the residents of the M.D. and all other major applications or policies at the discretion of the Village or at the request of the M.D.

Unless otherwise negotiated, written responses to any applications, which are circulated by either the M.D. or Rocky View or the Village of Beiseker respectively, are due within 30 days of the circulation date. If no response is received within 30 days of the circulation date the response may be considered as “no objections”.

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APPENDIX 5
TOWN OF COCHRANE/M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

APPENDIX 6
CITY OF AIRDRIE/M.D. OF ROCKY VIEW INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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