Development Permits & Public Hearings

At any given time, there are a variety of development projects and developments taking place in Yellowhead County. They range from small residential property developments to larger-scale industry projects and new developments, as well as municipal Area Structure Plans and Land Use Bylaw updates.

Public Hearings:

Current Scheduled Public Hearings

  • Proposed Bylaw No. 6.22 – May 24, 2022

    PURSUANT TO SECTION 692 OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, BEING CHAPTER M‑26 R.S.A. 2000 AND AMENDMENTS THERETO:

    Notice is hereby given that all Public Hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 24, 2022, in the Council Chambers of the Yellowhead County Administration Building located at 2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta.

    The purpose of this hearing is to allow persons to make known their views with respect to the proposed Bylaw 6.22 being a Bylaw to Amend the Edson East Area Structure Plan. There are numerous administrative amendments being considered for the Area Structure Plan due to required updates to the proposed districting (zoning) as per Yellowhead County’s recently adopted Land Use Bylaw 09.21.  No policy or regulatory amendments are being contemplated at this time.  For a full list of the administrative changes being considered please contact Yellowhead County.

    The location of the Area Structure Plan is bound by Highway 16 and Township Road 533 (the old Highway 16) to the south; Range Road 165 to the east; East Crossing Road (Township Road 534) to the north and the east boundary of the Town of Edson to the west.

    All written submissions will become public information upon receipt by the Yellowhead County Council.  Copies of Bylaw No. 6.22 are available for public inspection during regular office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Yellowhead County office located at 2716 ‑ 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the office at 723-4800, or1-800-665-6030.

  • Proposed Bylaw No. 3.22 – May 24, 2022

    PURSUANT TO SECTION 692 OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, BEING CHAPTER M‑26 R.S.A. 2000 AND AMENDMENTS THERETO:

    Notice is hereby given that all Public Hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 24, 20, in the Council Chambers of the Yellowhead County Administration Building located at 2716 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta.

    The purpose of this hearing is to allow persons to make known their views with respect to the proposed Bylaw 3.22 being a Bylaw to amend the Branch Corner Area Structure Plan Bylaw No. 2.10. There are numerous administrative amendments being considered for the Area Structure Plan due to required updates to the proposed districting (zoning) as per Yellowhead County’s recently adopted Land Use Bylaw 09.21.  No policy or regulatory amendments are being contemplated at this time.  For a full list of the administrative changes being considered please contact Yellowhead County.

    This Area Structure Plan (ASP) provides a framework for the future rezoning, subdivision and development of lands located along Highway 16 in Yellowhead County, one mile east and west of the Highways 16/47 interchange.  The lands are referred to as Branch Corner.

    The area extends one mile east and west of Highway 47, and about half a mile on either side of Highway 16.  It is located adjacent the west boundary of the Edson West Area Structure Plan site and two miles west of the Town of Edson.  It is legally describes as:

    N ½ of 9-53-18 W5M

    N ½ of 10-53-18 W5M

    S ½ of 15-53-18-W5M

    S ½ of 16-53-18-W5M

    The Plan area comprises some 533 hectares (1,317 acres).

    All written submissions will become public information upon receipt by the Yellowhead County Council.  Copies of Bylaw No. 3.22 are available for public inspection during regular office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Yellowhead County office located at 2716 ‑ 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the office at 723-4800, or 1-800-665-6030.

  • Cadomin Fire Hall/Community Hall – May 24, 2022

    PURSUANT TO SECTION 674 OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, BEING CHAPTER M‑26 R.S.A. 2000: a Public Hearing is required prior to entering into a lease agreement for properties designated as Municipal Reserve Land.

    Notice is hereby given that all Public Hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 24, 2022, in the Council Chambers of the Yellowhead County Administration Building located at 2716 – 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta.  Take notice that on April 12, 2022 Yellowhead County Council passed the following motion. “That Council for Yellowhead County approves the Cadomin Coummity Society’s use of the Cadomin Fire Hall as part of its new community hall project and directs Administration to develop the necessary agreements. The purpose of this hearing will be convened to gather resident feedback on leasing of a portion of Lot 1MR, Block 5, Plan 7921035 municipality addressed as 5215 50 street Cadomin AB to the Cadomin Community Society for the purpose of construction and operating a Community Hall.

    That the Municipal Reserve Designation on Plan 792-1035, Block 5, Lot 1 MR Part of the North East Quarter, Section Five (5) Township Forty Seven (47) Range Twenty Three (23) West of the Fifth Meridian be leased to Cadomin Community Soiciety.

    All written submissions will become public information upon receipt by the Yellowhead County Council.

    Prior to this date, questions on this matter can be directed to Deborah Juch, Director of Community Services at 780-723-8643 or djuch@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca


Approved Development Permits

Permit Development_LocationProposalNotice
D22-038Plan 8222464,
Blk 1, Lot 8
SW 31-53-12-W5
Niton Junction
Restricted Substance Retail (VLT and Liquor Store), RestaurantMay 6/22
D22-053Plan 7921035,
Blk 14, Lot 1
NW 05-47-23-W5
Cadomin
Short Term Accommodation comprised of Three Guest Rooms within an existing Single Detached DwellingMay 6/22
D22-064SW 13-56-15-W5
Shining Bank Area
Manufactured HomeMay 6/22
D22-065Plan 118HW,
Blk 14, Lot 4
NE 27-53-09-W5
Wildwood
Accessory Building (Garage)May 6/22
D22-066Plan 1624180,
Blk 1, Lot 1
NE 13-52-9-W5
Chip Lake Area
Three Storage Containers – Discretionary & Addition to Single Detached Dwelling (Convert Existing Covered Deck to Three Season Room)May 6/22
D22-077SW 03-54-17-W5
Edson Area
Addition to existing Accessory Building (Addition to Shop)May 10/22
D22-067Plan 0221535,
Blk 1, Lot 1
SE 07-54-14-W5
Peers Area
Single Detached Dwelling with Covered Entry & Covered Back EntryMay 12/22
D22-068SE 05-53-17-W5
Edson Area
Manufactured HomeMay 12/22
D22-069SE 33-53-11-W5
Nojack Area
Accessory Building (Shop) – Includes Office SpaceMay 12/22
D22-070Plan 0821255,
Blk 1, Lot 34
SW 18-53-16-W5
River Ridge
Single Detached Dwelling with Covered Porch, Covered Deck & Attached GarageMay 12/22
D22-071Plan 9222017,
Blk 1, Lot 1
SW 29-53-17-W5
Edson Area
Existing Accessory Building (Shed)May 12/22
D22-073Plan 0821434,
Blk 2, Lot 6
NW -3-56-15-W5
Shining Bank Area
Existing Accessory Building (Garage)May 16/22
D22-039Plan 1222207,
Blk 1, Lot 12
SW 31-53-12-W5
Niton Junction
Restaurant with Drive Though – DiscretionaryMay 17/22
D22-059SW 34-52-21-W5
Medicine Lodge Area
Campground (24 non-serviced RV and tenting Campsites) – DiscretionaryMay 17/22
D22-051Plan 0325212,
Blk 1, Lot 1
NE 08-54-11-W5
Mackay Area
Campground (Glamping 4 Tents & 4 Cabinets) – DiscretionaryMay 18/22
D22-074Plan 0728226,
Blk 1, Lot 1
NW 10-54-17-W5
Edson Area
Manufactured Home, Accessory Building (Garage), Existing Accessory Building (Pole Shed with Lean To)May 18/22
D22-078Plan 7622234,
Blk 2, Lot 22
NE 36-53-09-W5
Lobstick Resort
Single Detached Dwelling with Covered DeckMay 18/22
D22-079Plan 8920749,
Blk 1, Lot 1
NE 35-54-16-W5
Drostan Area
Manufactured HomeMay 18/22
D22-080Plan 0622637,
Blk 2, Lot 5
NE 30-51-24-W5
East River Road
Home Business Medium and Outdoor Storage – DiscretionaryMay 18/22
D22-081Plan 8022592,
Lot 4
SW 08-53-22-W5
Obed Area
Accessory Building (Shop) with Lean ToMay 18/22
D22-082Plan 7921035,
Blk 2, Lot 20
SE 08-47-23-W5
Cadomin
Single Detached Dwelling with LoftMay 18/22
D22-076Plan 0827898,
Blk 1, Lot 3
NE 13-53-18-W5
Edson Area
Home Business Medium – Accessory Building (Shop) – DiscretionaryMay 19/22
D22-084Plan 0021462,
Blk 2, Lot 1
NW 19-53-17-W5
Edson Area
Manufactured Home with Covered DeckMay 19/22
D22-085Plan 0921109,
Blk 1, Lot 1
SW 02-57-14-W5
Shining Bank Area
Addition to Single Detached Dwelling (Two Storey)May 20/22
D22-086Plan 0120826,
Lot 1
NW 25-52-08-W5
Evansburg Area
Manufactured Home – Variance for AgeMay 20/22
D22-088Plan 1723503,
Blk 1, Lot 2
SE 33-53-11-W5
Nojack Area
Single Detached Dwelling with Accessory Building (Shop)May 20/22
D22-090Plan 0226798,
Blk 1, Lot 2
NE 19-53-15-W5
Edson Area
Accessory Building (Garage)May 20/22
D22-095Plan 9524468,
Lot 6
SW 15-57-13-W5
Shining Bank Area
Existing Single Detached DwellingMay 20/22
D22-091Plan 8021199,
Lot B
NW 03-56-15-W5
Shining Bank Area
Manufactured HomeMay 24/22
D22-094NE 32-52-19-W5
Millers Lake Area
Accessory Building (Garage)May 24/22

The public is considered officially notified of approved development permits once posted online, in accordance with the Public Notification Bylaw.

The Yellowhead County Land Use Bylaw No 09.21 provides that any person claiming to be affected by a decision of the Development Authority may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board or Alberta’s Land and Property Rights Tribunal dependent on jurisdiction of the Appeal authority. Appeal under the jurisdiction of Yellowhead County’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board require a written notice of the appeal and a payment of $300.00 payable to Yellowhead County within 21 days of the publishing of the Notice of Decision. Requirements for appealing the development to the Alberta’s land and Property Rights Tribunal can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/subdivision-appeals.aspx or by calling 780-427-2444


Contact the Yellowhead County Planning Department at 1-800-665-6030