The draft DOCP includes revisions and additions that clearly articulate policies guiding land use and development in the P4G planning district; these were first outlined in the 2017 P4G Regional Plan. Changes are summarized below: 

 

P4G boundary reduction 

 

District Land Use Map changes 

  • View the map included in the DOCP, which includes the following changes from the map found in the Regional Planthese changes have been endorsed by all five municipal councils: 
  • Martensville boundary alteration. 
  • Martensville’s West Sector Plan. 
  • The Loraas composting facility in the RM of Corman Park. 
  • The proposed Eagle Heights country residential subdivision in the RM of Corman Park. 

 

Future Urban Growth Areas  

  • Policies in designated Future Urban Growth Areas have been included in the DOCP to offer more flexibility in accommodating rural development opportunities, but with enough predictability that they will not impede potential future urban growth. Additionally, planning requirements for various types of developments have been clarified. 

 

Separation distances 

  • Separation distances are used to prevent conflict between certain land uses. Affected municipalities must agree on any changes to separation distances in or near future urban growth areas. 
  • Detailed separation distances currently found in the P4G Regional Plan will be moved to the District Zoning Bylaw.  
  • Later this summer, we will host a virtual engagement focusing on the draft District Zoning Bylaw for the P4G planning district. Stay tuned to partnershipforgrowth.ca for details. 

 

Green Network Study Area 

  • Development densities for properties that are partly designated as being in the Green Network Study Area have been clarified. Where a property also has another designation, the lower density requirement will apply. 

 

Regional Infrastructure, Regional Institutional Facilities, and Waste Management and Remediation 

  • Regulations for waste management and remediation in the P4G Regional Plan will be included in the District Zoning Bylaw. 
  • Later this summer, we will host a virtual engagement focusing on the draft District Zoning Bylaw for the P4G planning district. Stay tuned to partnershipforgrowth.ca for details. 

 

Regional Retail 

  • A new land use designation to accommodate future Regional Retail proposals has been added to the DOCP. 
  • A new section has been added to the DOCP for the Regional Retail designation, complete with objectives and policies for regional retail developments to ensure consistency across the P4G area.