Planning and Development Department understands the values of the community and reflects those values into our plans, policies and bylaws for the immediate and future development of our town. Our core mandate is to assist our residents to achieve their development goals and objectives.
Planning and Development Department is available to discuss your development and building plans. Before beginning any project there are several steps you will need to take to make sure your new development is in compliance with local bylaws and regulations.
Development Services is governed by provincial legislation including the Municipal Government Act, Part 17 Planning and Development: https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/acts/m26.pdf, the Subdivision and Development Regulation https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2002_043.pdf, and numerous municipal bylaws, plans and policies.
An Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) is recognized that the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and the Town of Wembley share a common border, share common interests and are desirous of collaborating to provide services to their residents and ratepayers.
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a key policy plan that communicates the long term desired land use in the Town of Wembley. The Municipal Development Plan (Plan) is the primary planning policy document for use at the municipal level. It is intended to provide a framework for the ongoing development of the Town of Wembley (Town).
An North Structure Plan (NSP) is a key policy plan that proposes a sequence of development for an area within the Town of Wembley the future land uses, the density of population, and the general location of transportation and public utilities.
A Land Use Bylaw (LUB) establishes rules and regulations for land development, as well as, the process of making decisions for development permit applications within the Town.
Municipal Planning Policies in are intended to:
- promote common understanding of Council’s policy objectives
- provide direction to allow Administration to meet council’s policy objectives
- facilitate better and more timely decisions
- ensure uniformity in the interpretation and implementation of policy
- encourage coordination and integration of actions and plans within and across functional areas and departments
The following policies are specific to development, subdivision, construction:
P1 - Commercial Leases
P2 - Fencing of Property
P3 - Letter of Compliance
P4 - Moving Residential Dwellings into Town
P5 - Oil and Gas Exploration
You can download and print the following forms: (UPDATE COMING SOON)
Development Permit Application see bylaw tab