Development and Subdivision Appeals

Once a development permit or subdivision application decision has been made by Starland County's Municipal Planning Commission this decision can be appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.  The process is regulated by the Provincial Government and follows the process outlined in the downloadable process flow charts below.  The appeal itself must be submitted to Starland County within 14 days of notice appearing in the Drumheller Mail that a subdivision or development decision has been made.  Application for appeal must come to Starland County as a signed letter of appeal.  Once an appeal is received by the County a hearing of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board will be held within 30 days.  Only certain individuals or groups can appeal a decision under certain situations.

Subdivision Appeal Process Flowchart
Development Permit Appeal Process Flowchart

Development Permits
An appeal may be made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board where the Development Authority:
(a) refuses or fails to issue a development permit to a person within 40 days of receipt of the application;
(b)   issues a development permit subject to conditions;
(c) issues a stop order or order of compliance pursuant to the Act;
(d) cancels or suspends a development permit pursuant to the Starland County Land Use Bylaw.
In these cases only the person applying for the development permit or affected by the order issued, or any other person affected by an order, decision, or development permit decision of the Development Authority, may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Subdivision Appeals
The decision of the Subdivision Authority on an application for subdivision approval may be appealed by:
(a) refuses or fails to grant subdivision approval decision to a person within 60 days of receipt of the application;
(b) grants subdivision approval subject to conditions;
In these cases only the applicant for approval a Government department if the application was referred to that department, the Minister, a representative of the Minister, or the Municipal Planning Commission, or a school authority with respect to school reserves may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Hearings
All interested or affected parties have the right to be heard in a hearing held by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.  If you would like to make a submission at an upcoming hearing of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board please contact the Starland County main office.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Oct 17th, 2018