Why Community Planning is Important
Community planning is a valuable tool for growth and investment. By clarifying where, when, and what type of development can occur, planning provides developers with greater market certainty. For municipalities, planning can ensure that growth is beneficial to the community.
A municipality needs to evaluate the extent to which council develops and uses land use planning policies, practices, and tools to accommodate growth and development in a municipality.
Comprehensive land use planning provides residents and investors a clear indication of the community’s vision, council’s goals and objectives and a legal method for implementing land use controls. Below are useful resources related to community planning.
Municipal Expropriation Guide
Municipal leaders can use this guide to help understand the expropriation provisions of The Municipal Expropriation Act.
Authority and Powers
Samples of municipal, northern, community planning and offsite bylaws.
List of related legislation
- The Planning and Development Act, 2007
- The Cities Act
- The Municipalities Act
- The Northern Municipalities Act, 2010
- The Statements of Provincial Interest Regulations
- The Subdivision Regulations
- The Dedicated Lands Regulations, 2009
- The Conservation Easements Act
- The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Act, 2005
- The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Regulations
- The Reservoir Development Area Regulations