Development Appeals

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An individual has the right to appeal to the Development Appeals Board when an applicant believes that:

  • The Zoning Bylaw has been misapplied in the issuance of a development permit.
  • A development permit has been wrongfully refused.
  • The applicant is requesting a significant variance to specific standards of the bylaw to allow development to proceed.
  • The development standards prescribed in the approval of a discretionary use application are above and beyond those necessary to achieve the objectives of the Zoning Bylaw.
  • A minor variance approval is revoked, refused, or approved with conditions.
  • An Order to Remedy a Contravention has been issued.
  • An application for subdivision has been denied or approved with conditions.
  • Council has refused to amend a Zoning Bylaw to remove the holding symbol on a section of land.

Development Appeal Application:

To apply for a development appeal, you must:

  • Complete the application form or make a written request and submit it to the Secretary of the Development Appeals Board/ City Clerk’s Office within 30 days of the date of the notice of issuance or refusal to issue a development permit, or from the date of issuance of the Order to Remedy Contravention.
  • Include a cheque or money order for the $50.00 application fee made payable to the City of Swift Current.
  • Submit application, fee and any appropriate supporting materials to the Board’s Secretary no later than five days prior to the date of the appeal hearing to :

Secretary
Swift Current Development Appeals Board
P.O. Box 340
Swift Current, SK
S9H 3W1 

Development Appeals Process:

  1. A hearing will be held within 30 days of the receipt of a Development Appeal Application. Notice will be given to the property owner and the assessed owners of neighbouring properties within a radius of 75 metres.
  2. The Board shall issue its decision, in writing within 30 days of the conclusion of the hearing. The Board’s decision does not take effect until 30 days from the date of the Record of Decision in order to allow for further appeals to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board.
  3. City Council, the applicant, or any other person may appeal to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board within 20 days after the date of notification of the Development Appeals Board’s Record of Decision.

Saskatchewan Municipal Board
Planning Appeals Committee
480-2151 Scarth Street
Regina, SK  S4P 2H8

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