White Sands Public Information

***We had a County Crew out to round up Water Hemlock around the Village. It grows in wet areas, and is one of  the most poisonous plants in North America. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicuta. Crews will likely be tackling this each year, so be careful "in the weeds"!***

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SVWS Planning & Development

Statutory Plans

A Statutory Plan is one described in the Municipal Government Act (MGA). It includes Intermunicipal Developments Plans, Municipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans. Statutory Plans are regulated by the MGA and are required by municipalities at different times; some plans are dependent on size of municipality while others are influenced by bordering municipalities. 

Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan: This Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is the result of public input workshops, and several negotiation sessions between the Councils of municipalities on Buffalo Lake (County of Lacombe, County of Camrose, County of Stettler, SV of Rochon Sands, and SV of White Sands). This plan was created to outline a framework for cooperatively moving forward with growth, long range planning and areas of common planning interest, annexation of lands in the short and long term, economic development, servicing and transportation, preservation of natural areas, and other matters that are of joint interest for the region.

Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan: This Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is the result of public input workshops, and several negotiation sessions between the Councils of the County of Stettler and the Summer Villages of Rochon Sands and White Sands. This plan was created to outline a framework for cooperatively moving forward with growth, long range planning and areas of common planning interest, annexation of lands in the short and long term, economic development, servicing and transportation, preservation of natural areas, and other matters that are of joint interest for the region.

Municipal Development Plan: The overall purpose of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is to guide future growth and development by laying out a plan of future land use and ensuring growth in the community is sustainable, orderly, appropriate, complementary, efficient, and that it enhances the quality of life for our citizens. The MDP provides Council the opportunity to evaluate immediate situations or proposals in the context of a long range plan for White Sands.

Area Structure Plans: The purpose of an Area Structure Plan (ASP) is to act as a guide for future subdivision and development within the site area. ASPs, like MDPs, are used to guide future growth, land use and servicing but on a smaller scale as they typically target one subdivision. The Area Structure Plans should be interpreted as conceptual only. The exact layout of the roads and lots will be determined at the time of development following engineering standards as well as applicable bylaws and regulations. To view the Area Structure Plans please click the links below:

Tentative Plan for Buffalo Lake Ranch Estates

 

Bylaws 

 The following bylaws may be relevant to the planning, development and subdivision processes:

Development Authority Bylaw 54

  103-05 Development Authority Bylaw Amendment

Subdivision Authority Bylaw 53

  100-04 Subdivision Authority Bylaw Amendment

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 55

153-15 Land Use Bylaw

  159-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment

  162-18 Land Use Bylaw Amendment

 

Policies 

 The following policies may be relevant to the planning, development and subdivision processes:

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Policy

SVWS Financial

SVWS Community Hall Society