Rural Plans

A Rural Plan sets out the community's long term objectives to guide future land use and development.

A Rural Plan is made up of three main parts:

1. Policies and Proposals

  • These describe the community's long term objectives.

2. Zone Categories and Provisions

  • Several categories of land uses are identified and standards for development are established for each.

3. Zone Map

  • Identifies all property boundaries and the applicable zone categories.

What a Rural Plan is Not

 Not all the rules about what one can do with one’s property are included in a Rural Plan. Other provincial and federal regulations may also apply. 

There are limitations as to what a Rural Plan can address (as set out in the Community Planning Act.)

  • A Rural Plan cannot make an existing land use go away.
  • A Rural Plan cannot prohibit one from making application to change the Rural Plan.