General

These general policies are intended to apply to all considerations of land use management in the Region, including the definition of the overall Regional Land Use Map attached to this Plan as Exhibit 2 to guide current and future development to 1 million residents.

 

Objectives

7-1          Provide for rural and urban development that minimizes land-use conflicts and ensures orderly, cost-efficient, and context-appropriate development

7-2          Encourage development that supports complete, innovative, and context-appropriate communities with diverse opportunities for living and working through a compatible mix of land uses

7-3          Ensure that land uses and development patterns are clearly defined to provide certainty for investment and development

7-4          Provide for effective interjurisdictional coordination and management in land use and development policy and planning

7-5          Provide for consistent standards for development in the Region managed under this Plan

Policies

General

7.01         Land Use Compatibility. Development shall be compatible with surrounding uses.

7.02         Regional Land Uses. The general land uses for the Region are identified on the Regional Land Use Map attached to this Plan as Exhibit 2. These land uses are intended to guide refinement through more detailed planning.

7.03         Future Urban Growth Areas. Areas identified for future urban growth are identified in the Future Urban Growth Areas Map, attached to this Plan as Exhibit 3. This map includes:

a.   future urban growth areas required to accommodate a regional population of 700,000, and

b.   future urban growth areas required to accommodate a regional population of 1,000,000.


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7.04         Development Standards in the P4G Zoning Bylaw. Appropriate standards for development shall be applied through the P4G Zoning Bylaw.

Separation Distances

7.05         Measuring Separation Distances. In determining proximity, separation distances shall be measured from:

a.   the area of confinement of the animals or livestock waste storage for intensive livestock operations;

b.   the property boundary of the closest developable parcel for a vacant country residential subdivision;

c.   the property boundary for a vacant agricultural residential subdivision;

d.   the foundation of a dwelling for other dwellings not otherwise identified;

e.   active areas for construction and demolition materials industry facilities; or

f.    the property boundary for recreational development, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and all other uses.

7.06         Separation Distances for Residential Uses. No residential development, other than a dwelling accessory to the use, shall be located within:

a.   305 m (984 ft) of a non-refrigerated anhydrous ammonia facility licensed by the Province of Saskatchewan;

b.   600 m (1969 ft) of a refrigerated anhydrous ammonia facility licensed by the Province of Saskatchewan;

c.   1 km (0.6 mi) of a chemical plant;

e.   100 m (328 ft) of a building or structure containing more than 200 kilograms of waste dangerous goods other than used oil or waste antifreeze solutions as prescribed by The Hazardous Substances and Waste Dangerous Goods Regulations;

f.    the separation distances as specified in provincial regulations for bulk fuel storage facilities;

g.   the separation distances as per Policy 19.04 for aggregate resource industries;

h.   the separation distances as per in Policy 20.08 for waste management industries;

i.    the separation distances as per Policy 8.05 for intensive livestock operations;

j.    the separation distances from railways and rail facilities as described in Policy 25.16; and

k.   the separation distances specified in provincial regulations, where separation distances have not been prescribed in this Plan.

Separation distances shall be measured according to Policy 7.05.

7.07         Separation Distances from Residential Development. Industrial development shall not be permitted within 1 km (0.6 mile) of a country residential development or an urban residential neighborhood.

7.08         Separation Distances for Recreational Uses. No recreational uses shall be located within:

a.   305 m (984 ft) of a non-refrigerated anhydrous ammonia facility licensed by the Province of Saskatchewan;

b.   600 m (1968.50 ft) of a refrigerated anhydrous ammonia facility licensed by the Province of Saskatchewan;

c.   1 km (0.6 mi) of a chemical plant;

e.   100 m (328 ft) of a building or structure containing more than 200 kilograms of waste dangerous goods other than used oil or waste antifreeze solutions as prescribed by The Hazardous Substances and Waste Dangerous Goods Regulations;

f.    the separation distances as specified in provincial regulations for bulk fuel storage facilities;

g.   the separation distances as per Policy 19.04 for aggregate resource industries;

h.   the separation distances as per Policy 20.09 for waste management industries;

i.    the separation distances as per Policy 8.05 for intensive livestock operations;

j.    the separation distances from railways and rail facilities as described in Policy 25.16; and

k.   the separation distances specified in provincial regulations, where separation distances have not been prescribed in this Plan.

Separation distances shall be measured according to Policy 7.05.

7.09         Separation Distances from Residential Development. No use indicated in policy 7.08 shall be located within the associated separation distance to any residential development, other than the dwelling accessory to the operation. Separation distances shall be measured according to Policy 7.05.

7.10         Separation Distances from Recreational Uses and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. No use indicated in policy 7.08 shall be located within the associated separation distance to any recreational use or Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Separation distances shall be measured according to Policy 7.05.

Land Use Categories

7.11         Intent of the Land Use Categories. The major land use categories included in the Regional Land Use Map attached to this Plan as Exhibit 2 are identified as follows:

a.   The Agriculture category accommodates agriculture and pasture uses as well as agricultural residential uses.

b.   The Country Residential category accommodates multi-parcel Country Residential subdivisions at rural densities.

c.   The Rural Commercial/Industrial category accommodates general commercial and industrial uses, including lightly-serviced industrial, storage, and commercial areas that require a large land base. This area shall be differentiated into Rural Commercial and Rural Industrial areas through future planning.

d.   The Urban Residential Neighbourhood category is intended to accommodate future urban residential and supporting commercial and institutional uses, all with urban servicing.

e.   The Urban Commercial/Industrial category is intended to accommodate future general commercial and industrial uses including office, retail, and industrial areas that are connected to urban servicing. This area shall be differentiated into Urban Commercial and Urban Industrial areas through future planning.

f.    The Green Network Study Area includes connected areas of wetlands, swales, natural areas, the South Saskatchewan River corridor, and other areas providing stormwater storage and conveyance, groundwater recharge, viewshed protection, wildlife habitat, and, where appropriate, multifunctional green space.

7.12         Special Policy Areas. In addition to major regional land uses listed under Policy 7.11, the Regional Land Use Map attached to this Plan as Exhibit 2 includes Special Policy Areas with location-specific policies:

a.   Wanuskewin Heritage Park includes significant natural and archaeological resources and is an important cultural centre for First Nations and non-First Nations. The site is a National Historic Site of Canada, and the Park intends to pursue a UNESCO World Heritage designation in the future.

b.   Agricultural Research areas identify high-quality agricultural lands that have been used for agriculture research plots and facilities.

c.   Regional Infrastructure areas include lands required to support regional infrastructure systems and services, including water, wastewater, and waste management facilities.

d.   Regional Institutional Facilities areas include lands required to support major regional infrastructure and institutional facilities that are critical to growth and development, such as hospitals, schools, and places of worship.

e.   Corman Park-Osler Agri-Food Node is a development node that is intended to provide opportunities for rural and urban development that supports agricultural producers of value-added products and related services.

f.    Urban Mixed-Use Nodes are locations that are intended to accommodate a compatible mix of future commercial (retail and office), institutional, and residential uses, such as mixed-use suburban centres.