A pre-application enquiry is a voluntary, non-legislated process whereby a prospective applicant may present a proposal to a planner or team of cross-disciplinary specialists for review and comment, prior to a formal application being made.
For simple inquiries, a quick exchange of information with a planner may be sufficient. Pre-application meetings are strongly recommended on all major, complex or controversial Outline Plan, Subdivision, Land Use Amendment and Development Permit Applications. Having a pre-application meeting can help highlight major issues with the proposal, and identify supplemental technical information that will be required with the formal application.
For questions that can be answered by phone or email, there is no fee. A CPAG Pre-Application fee is charged if a formal meeting is required with the Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG). This is a meeting with a planner and representatives from Parks, Transportation and Development Engineering. The fee for the CPAG Pre-Application meeting can be found on the second page of the Planning Applications Fee Schedule located here.
If you wish to set up a pre-application meeting to evaluate your proposal, or if you have questions pertaining to the pre-application process, please call 403-268-5311 or visit in person at the Customer Service Counter, 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building.