The City of Lacombe is cutting down on the red tape involved in development and permit approvals.
A revised Land Use Bylaw passed this week includes a number of amendments to improve approval processes.
The bylaw streamlines procedures for the development of a new business in an existing building, and eases on-site parking requirements for businesses located in existing downtown buildings.
It also includes better flexibility for landscaping requirements on commercial and industrial developments, and increases the size limitations on secondary and garden suites.
“Council is pleased to see a significant red tape reduction measure in this bylaw that allows the municipal planning commission to focus only on complex or controversial development proposals,” said Mayor Grant Creasey.
“Routine development applications that do not generate any public feedback can be approved in-house, thereby reducing processing time and providing greater clarity for developers and businesses.”