An Outline Plan (OP) is a statutory plan adopted by Council for a defined area of land (usually a ¼ section). An OP contains a detailed framework for future development including the land uses, layout of roads and open spaces. A new Outline Plan is required when a landowner wants to subdivide and develop land. Amendments are required if a landowner wants to change the land uses or the road layout within an adopted plan. OPs requires three readings by Council and a public hearing.

Fees and Timelines

Outline Plan Adoption or Amendment fees are set by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges. Application and advertising fees are non-refundable regardless if the amendment is approved or denied.

The OP process can take up to 6 to 12 months to complete, depending on the complexity of the proposal. Amendment applications can take up to 3 to 6 months to process. More complex proposals may take longer.

Submission Information

Complete applications may be submitted electronically to planning@cityofgp.com.

Before submitting an application, the applicant should meet with a Planner to discuss their proposal, the purpose of the amendment, and the amendment process. Please arrange a meeting by calling 780-538-0325 or emailing planning@cityofgp.com.

Questions

If you have questions about the application form or the application process, please contact a Planner at 780-538-0325 or planning@cityofgp.com