Appeals – Subdivision & Development

The SDAB hears appeals regarding decisions made by the Municipal Planning Commission on development and subdivision applications, as well as orders issued.

If you are not satisfied with the decision on your subdivision or development permit you have the option of appealing within 14 days of the decision to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).

SDAB Decisions & Meeting Dates

How do I file an appeal?
An appeal can only be filed once the Development or Subdivision Authority has issued a decision in writing. SDAB appeals can be submitted by completing the Subdivision and Development Appeal Form, accompanied by submitting the appropriate fee in accordance with the Schedule of Fees.

What is the deadline for submitting a Development Permit or Subdivision Appeal?
An appeal can only be submitted after the Development Authority has issued a decision in writing. An appeal to the SDAB must be received within 14 calendar days of the Date of Decision.

Can I appeal my neighbour’s subdivision?
Adjacent landowners cannot appeal an approved subdivision. However, adjacent landowners comments/concerns are considered during the Subdivision Process by the Planning Authority.

Notice of the appeal is sent to adjacent landowners to invite them to provide written comments as part of the SDAB process, but adjacent landowners do not have right of appeal.

What happens after my appeal is submitted?
In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, a hearing must be scheduled within 30 days of an appeal being received and the process outlined within the Municipal Government Act must be followed to uphold the legislative requirements of a hearing.