Since 2004, Crosby Hanna & Associates has prepared and finalized 10 Official Community Plans and zoning bylaws for rural municipalities in the province. Each of these planning processes involved extensive terrain and demographic analysis, population projections, a natural and heritage resource review, and an existing land use and infrastructure inventory. This comprehensive review, as well as a community consultation process, resulted in the formation of land use policies intended to direct development such as acreages and businesses to areas where they are best suited (e.g. near highways and away from viable agricultural land and mining areas). Modern standards for rural development such as wind farms, rural industrial parks, golf course communities, acreage developments, and sand and gravel operations are key components of these rural zoning bylaws.
Timeline: 2004 - present