Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications

To view the Guide on How to Amend the Zoning Bylaw, please click here.

To re-zone a parcel of land, a Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application must be made to the R.M. of Sherwood Planning & Development Department to amend the Zoning Bylaw.

Procedure for this process is set forth by the R.M. of Sherwood in consultation with the required procedures set forth by the Ministry of Government Relations.

If Council believes the zoning bylaw should be amended to accommodate development, it shall take the following actions:

  • authorize the Planning & Development Department to prepare the draft amendment to the Zoning Bylaw for Council’s consideration;
  • if satisfactory to Council, pass first reading of the Bylaw amendment;
  • advertise that the R. M. of Sherwood is proposing to amend the Zoning Bylaw in accordance with Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007;
  • hold a Public Hearing to consider written and/or verbal submissions concerning the amending Bylaw; and
  • give 2nd and 3rd reading to the Bylaw to formally adopt it; or refuse the amendment.

A further approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is required for rural zoning bylaw amendments. After the Zoning Bylaw amendment has been adopted by the R. M. of Sherwood Council, the amendment is forwarded to the Ministry of Government Relations for Ministerial Approval.

For more specific information regarding Zoning Bylaw amendments, please click here to view the Ministry of Government Relations’ document regarding Amending Planning Bylaws.

Please note that the approval process can take an average of 6 – 8 months for an average re-zoning application. More complicated applications can be expected to take an average of 12 months to complete.