Municipal Planning Commission

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


Membership consists of the Chief Administrative Officer, 3 General Managers, and 1 Council member.

History


The Municipal Planning Commission was established by the Town Council to serve as a subdivision authority for proposed subdivisions within the corporate limits of the Town of Beaumont.

Aspects to be Considered


The Municipal Planning Commission must consider the following aspects:
  • Whether the land is suitable for the proposed use
  • The impact on or effect of adjacent land uses
  • The requirement of the Municipal Government Act and Subdivision and Development Regulation
  • Local statutory plans and the Land Use By-Law
  • The need to balance the rights of the individual with the needs of the community

Decision


The decision can be of 4 types:
  1. To approve
  2. To approve with conditions
  3. To refuse the application
  4. To defer
It is possible for the Municipal Planning Commission to table the application if more information is required, however the delay may result in passing the statutory time limit of 60 days. Therefore the consent of the applicant should be obtained in writing to grant the time extension.

Appeals


The Decision of the MPC can be appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Appeals can be made by:
  • The applicant
  • The provincial government department that was entitled to receive notice of the application
  • Beaumont Town Council
  • School boards (regarding school reserve issues)
Adjacent property owners are notified of applications when received and are invited to comment, but have no right to appeal decisions. If your application for subdivision is denied, or you disagree with a condition, you may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days of receipt of the written decision of the Municipal Planning Commission.

The Municipal Government Act also allows subdivision to be appealed to the Municipal Government Board on matters of provincial concern or inter-municipal dispute. The Municipal Government Board is a provincially appointed board.