• Development Approvals

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Development refers to activities that result in a change of land use, the construction or addition to a building(s), or the creation of a parcel of land. To develop your property, approval of a development application may be required. Development applications are approved or rejected by RM Council or the Red River Planning District Board, depending on the type of application. 

To view upcoming Public Hearings for development applications in the Municipality, visit the Planning Notices section on our home page

Below is a brief description and application information on development applications. 

Variance 
A variance seeks approval to deviate from the requirements set out in the zoning by-law. This type of application can address nonconforming building setbacks, lot sizes, size of accessory structures, parking requirements, etc.  


Conditional Use
A conditional use refers to a type of land use that may be more appropriate in certain areas of the Municipality due to the size or nature of the use. Permitted or conditional uses are established according to each zone (residential, agricultural, commercial, etc). 


Subdivision
A subdivision is the division of a parcel of land (described on a single title) into two or more parts. The rearranging of property boundaries (if there are two or more titles) can also be considered a subdivision. The Municipality has created the RM of St. Andrews Subdivision Guidebook to assist property owners who are going through the subdivision process for the first time.


Rezoning 
A rezoning is a proposal to make a change to the Zoning By-law, either the requirements for new development, or a change to a property’s land use (e.g. from agriculture to residential). 


Development Plan Amendment
A development plan amendment is a proposal to make a change to the Development Plan, either to the policies for new development, or to the type and location for future development (e.g. from agriculture to residential).