Town of Millet - Planning & Development

The land use bylaw is a document approved by council which has been delegated to guide and regulate the uses and development of the land within the Town of Millet.  For the most current LUB, view Bylaw #2015/03 - Office Consolidated Version.

This bylaw outlines the type of development permitted in each land use district including rules and regulations. By obtaining a development permit, you have assurance that your development complies with the guided regulations of the Land Use Bylaw. In addition, if you require a letter respecting compliance, you will know that the improvements on your property have the proper permits in place.

The town requires an approved development permit prior to the start of most developments. Not all proposed development requires the issuance of a permit, examples are; small sheds under 10m2, minor structures, some decks and porches depending on height and size and fences.

The applicant for a development permit is responsible to ensure that the development does not have any conflict with existing or abandoned oilfield related structures. eg. Abandoned well bores etc. The ERCB Customer Care Center can be contacted by calling 1-855-297-8311 or email inquiries@ercb.ca.

The applicant for a development permit is responsible to provide a copy of all registered utility right-of-way documents registered against the subject site. Where a utility right of way is registered on the title of a property, no development permit will be issued for a building or use that contravenes the rights of the grantee within the utility right-of-way document unless written consent has been obtained from the grantee.

No building footing or cantilevered portion of the building or roof eave shall encroach into or above a utility right-of-way unless written consent has been obtained from the grantee.

Where a historical utility right-of-way exists and there is no evidence of an operating underground or overhead utility within the right-of-way, the Development Authority can consider issuing a development permit after consultation with all utility companies.

Contact the Planning and Development department to find out if your development(s) require a permit @ (780) 387-4554 or email: development@millet.ca 

Municipal Government Act

The Municipal Government Act is the legislative framework in which all municipalities and municipal entities across the Province of Alberta operate. The current MGA is one of Alberta’s largest pieces of legislation, containing 18 parts and more than 700 sections. The MGA provides the governance model for cities, towns, villages, municipal districts, specialized municipalities and other forms of local government. It lays the foundation for how municipalities operate, how municipal Councils function and how citizens can work with their municipalities.

Accessing Information

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act aims to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and the individual’s right to privacy, as these rights relate to information held by public bodies in Alberta. The Act covers all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. The Act also covers what are referred to as local public bodies, including municipalities, universities, colleges, school boards and others. The Act covers the following five areas:
  • The public has a right of access to records held by public bodies, subject to narrow and specific exceptions. This right of access is the cornerstone of openness and accountability of public bodies.
  • Personal information is protected by rules that public bodies must follow when collecting, using and disclosing personal information.
  • Individuals have the right to see personal information about themselves. This is a broad right of access with few exceptions.
  • Individuals have the right to request correction of their personal information if it is not accurate.
  • The Act provides for an independent review of decisions about disclosure of information and possible violations of individual privacy. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner conducts these reviews.

Town of Millet - Statutory Plans

Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
Municipal Development Plan Bylaw #2014/10 adopted the 11th day of March 2015.
Section 632 of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26 empowers Council to adopt a Municipal Development Plan providing direct regulations and guidelines for future land use, development, municipal services and facilities within the municipality. A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a long-range planning tool and must be consistent with provincial Land Use Policies.
This statutory plan establishes policies for land use and other matters for the entire municipality. It is a high-level document that provides leadership and direction in the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas, and provisions for the infrastructure necessary to encourage sustainable and economic development.
A Municipal Development Plan must address the following:
(1) Future land use; (2) Future development; (3) Coordination; (4) Transportation; and (5) Municipal services.
A Municipal Development Plan may also address:
(1) Financing; (2) Municipal programs; (3) Environment; (4) Financial resources; and (5) Economic development.

Municipal Development Plan (MDP) - Bylaw #2014/10
To view the MDP Town of Millet Maps, click Map 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) 
Intermunicipal Development Plan Bylaw #2017/06 adopted in 2017
The intent of an Intermunicipal Development Plan is to prescribe policy for future land use and development, and any other matter relating to the physical, social or economic development of the area that the Councils of the Town of Millet and County of Wetaskiwin consider necessary. The Town and County recognize that all municipalities are equals and have the right to growth and development.

The purpose of the IDP is to accomplish the following with the Plan Area:
Ensure orderly development, while protecting the area surrounding the Town for future expansion;
Establish a framework for attracting economic opportunities;
Improve opportunities to secure a long-term economic base for the region;
Ensure the municipalities are development ready and future oriented in their efforts to attract economic activity;
Ensure that the municipalities are developed in a manner that is equitable and fair to the residents of the municipalities; and
To identify areas for County growth and development.

Area Structure Plans (ASP)

Section 633 of the Municipal Government Act provides an opportunity for municipalities to provide a framework for subsequent development of an area of land through the creation of an Area Structure Plan (ASP).
An ASP is a statutory plan that provides land use policies for a specific area within the municipality. Such a plan describes the sequence of development proposed for an area, land uses, the density of population and the location of transportation and public utilities in the plan area.
List of ASP’s – Refer to bylaw section for review:
  • Bylaw #2013/11 (Copper Tree Meadows ASP) December 13, 2013 (current)
Amendments to the ASP:

Town of Millet Bylaws Pertaining to Development

Land Use Bylaw (LUB)
The LUB is a planning tool that helps implement the goals in the land use plans and regulates development within the County. All parcels of land are divided into different districts; each district consists of development regulations and permitted or discretionary uses to be considered.
Land Use Bylaw: The land use bylaw regulates the use, conservation, development of land, habitat, buildings, and signs in pursuit of the objectives of the Town of Millet’s statutory plans.
Amendments to the LUB:

Bylaw #2013/09 Establish a Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

Bylaw #2017/03 Establish a Municipal Planning Commission

Bylaw #95/02 Subdivision agency
Bylaw #95/07 Subdivision processing
Bylaw #2003/02 Use and occupation of municipal rights-of-way (roads, streets book)
Bylaw #2007/13 Millet Economic Development Board
Bylaw #2011/06 Business License Bylaw
Bylaw #2010/02 Safety Codes Bylaw

Utilities and services:

Refer to the land use category of our bylaws.

Acts Pertaining to Development

  • Safety Code Act
  • New Home Warranty Act
  • Alberta Builder Licensing
  • Condominium Property Act
  • Subdivision & Development Act
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