Appeals – Subdivision & Development

The SDAB consists of five members-at-large and is a quasi-judicial authority that reviews any decision made by  Municipal Planning Commission on development and subdivision, as well as orders issued. The SDAB meets only when an appeal has been received.

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).

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 Bylaw No. 19-816 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 inviting them to provide written comments as part of the SDAB process; however,  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  legislative requirements of a public hearing.