Land Use Bylaw Rewrite

What is a Land Use Bylaw and why is the County updating or rewriting it?

The existing Clearwater County Land Use Bylaw 714/01 (LUB) has surpassed a twenty-year mark, and the transformations that have occurred over the last two decades necessitate a comprehensive overhaul. Much of the content in the 2001 version was carried over from the original 1987 Bylaw. Through the process of review and revision, both the County Administration and residents will have the opportunity to evaluate current standards, which might have become outdated, and integrate fresh standards that align with the evolving trends in land use observed over the past two decades. This reenvisioning of the Land Use Bylaw aims to enhance clarity, readability, and user-friendliness.

Why should you get involved?

As a local resident or business owner, your valuable experience and understanding of your community is crucial. By contributing to the project and staying updated, you help capture the community’s values and insights. Join our kick-off events to provide feedback and participate meaningfully in shaping your community’s future.

Project updates will be made available on the County’s official social media channels, website, local newspapers and newsletter.

Kick-off Open House Dates

Mon, September 25, 2023Session 1 - 6:00 pmVirtual ZOOM
(click here to watch the meeting recording)

Wed, September 27, 2023Session 1 - 4:30 pm / Session 2 - 7:00 pmSubway Room,
Rocky Regional Recreation Centre,
Rocky Mountain House
Thurs, September 28, 2023Session 1 - 8:30 am / Session 2 - 5:00 pmLeslieville Community Centre
Sat, September 30, 2023Session 1 - 1:00 pmNordegg Community Hall
Mon, October 2, 2023Session 1 - 8:30 am / Session 2 - 5:00 pmCaroline Community HUB

Public Advisory Committee

If you would like to be on the advisory committee for this project, complete this form (download and fill out PDF) and submit it back to Clearwater County before October 6, 2023.


Public Engagement Plan

With an inclusive public engagement strategy, the Land Use Rewrite initiative aims to offer numerous avenues for the public to contribute their insights, ensuring they feel adequately involved in addressing the challenges currently associated with the document. Our proposed approach includes a series of launch events, featuring in-person public open houses in Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, and Leslieville, supplemented by an online virtual event for those unable to attend in person. Beyond these gatherings, we intend to establish both a Public Advisory Committee and a Council Steering Committee, serving as ongoing sources of guidance throughout the development of the project. These committees will convene during key project phases to provide input on the direction of the rewrite and address emerging topics and concerns. Furthermore, focused meetings with specific stakeholder groups will be conducted to gather feedback from identified stakeholders.

To conclude the process, a series of final public open house events will be organized to review the draft LUB. These events will encompass in-person sessions in Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, and Leslieville, supplemented by an online virtual event for those who are unable to participate in person. Read the full draft communications and engagement plan in the August 22, 2023, Regular Council meeting agenda (click here).

Last updated: September 25, 2023