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The Design of Subdivision

Things to Consider

When designing a subdivision, it is imperative that the Foothills County Land Use Bylaw be consulted for guidance.

Development controls provided in the Land Use Bylaw describe all the regulations that govern the use, density and development of all land and buildings in the County, as well as other regulations such as parcel sizes, setbacks, height restrictions, parking requirements, signage restrictions, drainage restrictions and subdivision servicing.

Some important factors that will influence what you can or cannot do are:

  • The type of development being proposed
  • Requirements for roads or utilities
  • Reserve requirements
  • Required Setbacks
  • Presence of historic or environmentally significant resources
  • Management of stormwater