The Planning Services Department manages all aspects related to land use planning for the community.
Planning Services is responsible for the preparation of current and long-range planning documents and applications. This includes long-range planning and forecasting, receiving subdivision applications, formulating land use plans and conducting public consultation on proposed land use changes. This department is also responsible for corporate mapping functions.
The Development Services Department manages building permits, development agreements, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Subdivision Development Appeal Board and offsite levies.
The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board considers appeals of development and subdivision decisions within the City of Brooks. This Board considers applicable statutory plans, the land use bylaw and/or general municipal policies when rendering decisions on appeals.
The Municipal Planning Commission considers applications for development permits within the City of Brooks and considers purpose, intent, and scope outlined in the Land Use Bylaw adopted by Council. They also review and advise Council on other matters such as subdivision applications and statutory plans.