What is a Development Plan?
A Development Plan is a bylaw that directs future development, land and resource use for a region. Once approved by the Province of Manitoba, a development plan replaces the Provincial Land Use Policies as the key planning document for the planning authority.
A development plan must:
- set out the plans and policies of the planning authority respecting its physical, social, environmental and economic objectives;
- through maps and statements of objectives, direct sustainable land use and development in the planning area;
- set out measures for implementing the plan; and
- include such other matters the Minister or the Board or Council considers advisable. (Province of Manitoba).
Why RPGA Plan!?
The Planning Act requires that all municipalities and planning districts adopt a development plan and review it every five years. The RPGA Planning District’s
Development Plan will set the direction for the region. The plan will replace Rhineland, Plum Coulee, Gretna and Altona’s existing development plans.
Why are the Towns and the RM of Rhineland doing a joint development plan?
The RPGA Planning District is working on a joint plan to better coordinate resources and energies. Across the country, many districts are undertaking similar regional plans and growth strategies. The RPGA Development Plan will identify shared concerns and issues, grounded in the unique voices of each community.
Who can take part in RPGA Plan! ?
Community members and stakeholders alike are invited to share their ideas about the future of the region. A variety of ways to engage are possible, including face-to-face workshops, online feedback, meetings and surveys.
What is a zoning bylaw?
In a sense, a zoning bylaw is the “how to” of a development plan. It outlines how development plan policies are implemented and regulates land use and the location and size of buildings and structures.