Hierarchy of Development Plans
INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP)
An Intermunicipal Development Plan is a planning document which sets forth future development policies for a predetermined area together with a neighboring municipality. This plan is the highest level and when a lower level plan conflicts, this one is correct.
The Summer Village of Whispering Hills is currently working on an IDP with Athabasca County, and the Summer Villages of Sunset Beach, West Baptiste and South Baptiste . When adopted, it will be available here.
INTERMUNICIPAL COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK (ICF)
The Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework is a list of services provided by neighboring communities.
MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (MDP)
The Municipal Development Plan sets a plan for future development within the Summer Village of Whispering Hills. It plans for the long term, roughly 10 years.
The MDP is currently in draft form. Once the plan has been adopted it will be available here.
LAND USE BYLAW (LUB)
All Municipalities are required to enact a Land Use Bylaw providing for Land Use Zoning. This essentially classifies the type of development allowed on a parcel of land and contains rules for setback distances from property boundaries, total percentage of lot area covered by buildings, maximum height of buildings and other matters relative to development. Please consult the Summer Village of Whispering Hills Land Use Bylaw for details.
This bylaw contains the rules and regulations for the development of land in the Summer Village.
Garth Bancroft or Kim Bancroft
(780) 609-0053 or (780) 239-7323
PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS
Development Permits are applied for through the summer village office.
All other permits are applied for through the Inspections Group. Please contact them directly with questions on these permits. The Inspections Group also conduct inspections on behalf of the Summer Village and are accredited under the Alberta Safety Codes Act.
Development Permit Fees - $100.00
Accessory Building Only Permit Fee - $50.00
Other Permits - Contact Inspections Group Directly for pricing
Compliance Certificate (With recent RPR only) - $100.00