Planning & Development

The Development Officer for the Village of Arrowwood is the Chief Administrative Officer. Please contact the Village Office to discuss all prospective development.

While the Development Officer can approve all “Permitted Use” applications, they retain the right to refer ANY application to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for decision. The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) is appointed by the Village Council, consisting of two members of the Village Council and a Member-at-Large. This body will review and decide upon all “Discretionary Use” applications, as well as permit and determine any context specific “waivers” of standards that are otherwise required.

Decisions of the Municipal Planning Commission can be appealed to the Chinook Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB) by the applicant, by adjacent landowners or other interested parties. This avenue of appeal is established under Bylaw 466 which can be found HERE. As a last resort, application can be made to the courts to overturn the decision of any Subdivision Development Appeal Board which, in this case, would be a lawsuit against the Village of Arrowwood once the Chinook SDAB has rendered a decision.

The Village of Arrowwood is a member-municipality of the Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC). This means that the village is a shareholder and part owner of this organization and, as such, appoints a representative to their Board of Directors. The services of this commission are necessary for compliance with governing legislation and a planner is assigned to Arrowwood to act on the village’s behalf. Over and above direct planning advice and direction, ORRSC also provides Arrowwood with a Geographic Information System (GIS), an Assessment Complaint Review Board, as well as managing the Chinook Subdivision Development Appeal Board.

More information on the services provided to Arrowwood by ORRSC can be found HERE, along with the contact information for Arrowwood’s Planner.

The Land Use Bylaw can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 October 2015 (consolidated to Bylaw 464)

The Map for the Land Use Bylaw can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 October 13 2015 (Map Amended to Bylaw No 464)

The Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw from 2019 can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Land Use Bylaw 451 - AMENDMENTS

The Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 465 can be found HERE.
Arrowwood Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 465 January 2019

The 2019 Background Report to the Intermunicipal Development Plan with Vulcan County can be found HERE.
Vulcan County & Village of Arrowwood Intermunicipal Development Plan Background Report 2019 January 2019