The Village of Boyle Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Comprehensive Review and Rewrite Project
The Village of Boyle is updating our Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB). We want you to be involved in the process and share your thoughts as the Plans are prepared!
How Can I Get Involved?
The Village held Round 1 Engagement in October 2022. The results of this engagement can be read here in the Round One What We Heard Report.
For Round 2 Engagement the Village is hosting a second public Open House! We hope you can join us to learn more about the project and share your vision for the future of the Village. Project team members from Dillon Consulting Limited and the Village of Boyle will be available to answer your questions and listen to your thoughts.
Where: Community Centre - 5002 3rd Street
When: February 28, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
How will my feedback be used?
The comments and feedback you share will be considered as the draft Plans are prepared.
About the Project
The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) project is entering its second round of public engagement following initial community engagement in October 2022. The purpose of this round of engagement is to share elements of the draft plans and gather feedback before the plans are finalized. The Village has retained Dillon Consulting Limited to update the MDP and LUB in collaboration with Council, administration and the community.
What is a Municipal Development Plan
The MDP is the Village’s overarching municipal planning document that applies to all of the lands within the Village’s borders. The MDP is a visioning document that will help the Village plan for the future. The Municipal Development Plan will consider the current and future needs of the community, including land use, transportation systems, economic development opportunities, and municipal services.
The new MDP will replace the Village of Boyle 1992 Municipal General Plan.
What is a Land Use Bylaw
The Land Use Bylaw is the key planning tool used to achieve the community’s shared vision identified in the MDP. The LUB sets out guidelines for how land within the Village should be developed. The LUB also informs what Boyle will look like through regulations influencing neighbourhood and community design such as density, building setbacks, and landscaping.
The new LUB will replace the current 2002 Village of Boyle LUB.
Why are the Plans being updated?
A lot has changed since the current Municipal General Plan and Land Use Bylaw were adopted. The new MDP and LUB will help guide Boyle’s growth since the annexation of lands from Athabasca County in 2010 and bring the Village’s municipal policies in alignment with the requirements of the Modernized Municipal Government Act.
The MDP and Land Use Bylaw will be approved by Council after opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input for improvements and proposed changes.
What Changes are Being Made to the Plans?
Changes to meet the requirements of the Municipal Government Act (Provincial regulations)
Clarity in the Village’s approach to planning and development
Flexible policy to support and encourage new development in the Village
Identification of future development opportunities
Clear development application expectations
Improved document navigation
Future Engagement Opportunities
There will be additional opportunities to engage in 2023. Our team will be back in Boyle for another Open House on February 28, 2023, and a Public Hearing will be held when the MDP and LUB are considered by Council in the summer of 2023.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Warren Griffin, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with the Village of Boyle for more information
Phone: (780) 689-3643