Statements of Provincial Interest Regulations (R.R.S. c. P-13.2 Reg. 3). | Land Portal

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The present Regulations are made under the Planning and Development Act 200. In particular, the purpose of the Statements of Provincial Interest is to: 1) identify provincial interests to guide provincial and municipal planning decisions in the development of safe and secure communities; 2) align provincial and municipal planning objectives to facilitate orderly development that is beneficial to communities; and 3) guide the development of economically, environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable communities.The following principles provide a context for decision-making, are relevant to the design of official community plans, district plans, zoning bylaws and subdivision bylaws and are an integral part of interpreting and applying the Statements of Provincial Interest: 1) Comprehensive and sustainable planning requires land use plans and development decisions to consider economic, social, cultural and environmental needs of communities and regions for present and future generations; 2) Responsive and sensitive planning recognizes the importance of stakeholders and the contribution that they bring throughout the planning process; 3) Respectful and balanced planning provides an atmosphere of mutual respect and encourages discussion that balances the interests of all stakeholders in the management of common provincial resources and the development of economic, social, cultural and environmental opportunities; 4) Efficient and effective planning considers the orderly and beneficial development of land uses, infrastructure and community services to ensure public safety, to meet the needs of the community and to be consistent with strategic planning at the provincial; 5) Informed and Innovative planning is based on relevant information and expected implications of making land use development decisions and considers innovative solutions to planning challenges; 6) Cooperative planning maximizes the use of human and material resources across regions, and involves individuals, municipalities, First Nations and Métis people and provincial agencies as they work together toward a common vision to manage the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental aspects of their communities and regions. The text consists of 3 sections and 1 Appendix.

Implemented by: Subdivision Regulations, 2014 (R.R.S. c. P-13.2 Reg. 2). (2014)
Implements: Planning and Development Act, 2007 (S.S. 2007, c. P-13.2). (2015)

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