If a definition is not included in this section, the definitions contained in the Regional Zoning Bylaw or relevant statutes shall apply to this Regional Plan.

Act, the: means The Planning and Development Act, 2007.

Adjacent: means contiguous, or otherwise contiguous if not for a river, stream, railway, road, or utility right-of-way.

Adjacent urban municipality:means the urban municipality (or municipalities) that:

a.   is closest to a particular location within the RM of Corman Park, or

b.   may require a particular location for future urban growth identified in the Regional Land Use Map in Exhibit 2.


Aggregate Resource: means raw materials including sand, gravel, clay, earth, or topsoil found on or under a site.

Agricultural Residential Subdivision: means the subdivision of rural residential parcels from an agricultural holding where the purpose of the subdivision is to provide for the legal separation of the residential uses from an agricultural holding creating a residential building site and space, rather than productive agricultural property.

Capital Intensity: means the general value of the buildings, structures, improvements, and other capital investments on a site.

Clean Fill: means uncontaminated non-water-soluble, non-decomposable, inert solids such as rock, soil, gravel, concrete, glass and or clay or ceramic products. Clean fill shall not mean processed or unprocessed mixed construction and demolition debris, including, but not limited to, wallboard, plastic, wood or metal or any substance deemed corrosive, combustible, noxious, reactive or radioactive.

Clean Fill Operation, Type I: means the dumping or placement of clean fill from outside sources for the re-grading or levelling a property to reclaim previously excavated properties, correct drainage on a site or make a site more suitable for construction. Type I Clean Fill operations are not intended to accommodate the processing and recycling of fill for commercial distribution.

Clean Fill Operation, Type II: means the dumping or placement of clean fill from outside sources for storage, processing and commercial distribution for financial gain.

Comprehensive Development Review: means a land use plan created by a land developer for a specific local area, undertaken according to standards provided in the P4G Zoning Bylaw, which address all matters of land use integration, potential conflict mitigation and the provision of services to the development.

Council: means the Council of a municipality.

Country Residential Development: means clustered, small lot rural residential development where the essential land requirement is for a residential building site and space, rather than for productive agricultural purposes.

Flood, 1:500: means:

a.   a 1:500-year flood; or

b.   a flood having a return period equal to 500 years; or

c.   a flood having water surface elevations equal to a 500-year flood; or

d.   a flood having approximately 0.2 percent risk of occurring during any one year.


The 1:500 flood standard may be replaced with another standard otherwise provided in provincial legislation or regulation.

Flood Fringe: means the portion of the flood plain where the waters in the 1:500 flood or other standard as provided in provincial legislation or regulation are projected to be less than a depth of one metre or a velocity of one metre per second.

Flood Plain: means the area prone to flooding from a water body or watercourse that comprises the combined area of the flood way and flood fringe.

Flood Proofing: means a measure, or combination of structural and non-structural measures, incorporated into the design of a structure that reduces or eliminates the risk of flood damage to a defined elevation.

Flood Way: means the portion of the flood plain adjoining the channel where the waters in the 1:500 flood or other standard as provided in provincial legislation or regulation are projected to meet or exceed a depth of one metre or a velocity of one metre per second

Future Urban Growth Area: means an area of land designated in the Plan for Future Urban Growth on the Regional Land Use Map attached to this Plan as Exhibit 2.

Hazard Land: means land that is contaminated, unstable, prone to flooding or otherwise unsuited for development or occupation because of its inherent danger to public health, safety or property.

Heritage Resource: means the history, culture, and historical resources of an area and its residents, including heritage properties defined under The Heritage Property Act.

Institutional Facility, Regional: means a development used for community, institutional, or governmental uses of a regional significance, such educational facilities, health care facilities, places of worship and accessory uses that require large facilities and a significant land base to operate.

Intended Development: means development reflecting the planned long-term use to be permitted for the area.

Intensification: means the development of a property, site, or area at a higher density than currently exists through redevelopment or infill development.

Interim Development: means development that can be implemented in the short-term before an intended use, and that does not prevent those future intended uses.

Mineral Resource: means mineral resources as defined in The Mineral Resources Act, 1985, excluding aggregate resources as defined in this Plan.

Minister: means the Minister as defined in the Act.

Mitigation Plan: means a plan that describes:

a.   an intended development, use, or action;

b.   the potential impacts of that development, use, or action;

c.   the proposed actions to be taken to eliminate, minimize, and/or mitigate potential impacts; and

d.   the proposed actions to be taken to monitor actual impacts and provide further corrective action if necessary.


Natural Area: means an area relatively undisturbed by human activities and characterised by indigenous species including remnant or self-sustaining areas with native vegetation, water, or natural features.

Natural Resource: means the renewable resources of Saskatchewan, which may include but is not limited to fish, wildlife, forest products, resource lands, ecological reserves, and other living components of ecosystems.

P4G Region (or “Region”):means the area subject to this Plan.

Regional Plan (or “this Plan”): means this document.

Remediation Plan: means a plan developed to manage environmental contamination and other risks after the use of a site has ended, to ensure the site may be used again.

Rural Municipality (or “RM”): means the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344.

Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth (or “P4G”): means the parties subject to this Plan.

Subsidence: means the downward movement of the ground surface, potentially due to the settling of earth and rock from mining activities.

Urban Municipality: means a City or Town that is a member of P4G.

Waste Management and Remediation Industries: means the collection, disposition, or processing of waste materials, which includes but is not limited to type II clean fill, recycling, composting, land farming, and solid waste disposal and liquid waste disposal.

Wetland: means land having water at, near, or above the land surface or land that is saturated with water long enough to promote wetland or aquatic processes as indicated by poorly drained soils, aquatic vegetation, and various kinds of biological activity that are adapted to a wet environment. Wetlands can hold water temporarily or permanently, with water levels fluctuating over the course of a single year and over many years with climatic cycles.