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Below is a brief description and application information on development applications.
A variance is a deviation from the requirements set out in the Zoning By-Law that apply to your property. This type of application seeks approval for non-conforming building setbacks, lot sizes, size of accessory structures, parking requirements, etc.
The Zoning By-law establishes permitted or conditional land uses in each zone. A conditional use refers to a type of land use that may be appropriate in certain areas of the Municipality, but due to the size or nature of the use must be approved on a case by case basis.
A subdivision is the division of a parcel of land (described on a single title) into two or more parts. The rearranging of property boundaries (if there are two or more titles) can also be considered a subdivision. The Municipality has created the RM of St. Andrews Subdivision Guidebook
to assist property owners who are going through the subdivision process for the first time.
A rezoning is a proposal to make a change to the Zoning By-Law, either the requirements for new development, or a change to a property’s land use (e.g. from agriculture to residential).
Development Plan Amendment
A development plan amendment is a proposal to make a change to the Development Plan, either to the policies for new development, or to the type and location for future development (e.g. from agriculture to residential).