POP: Community Planning Notice of Decision
Res #: POP 2-08M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs
WHEREAS, a surveyed plan from a certified survey company hired by the landowner must be presented to Community Planning along with the application to subdivide property within Saskatchewan; and
WHEREAS, Community Planning is the final approving authority and issues a Notice of Decision (Certificate of Approval) with the various requirements that will need to be met by the landowner; and
WHEREAS, this Certificate of Approval is sent to the Surveying company, the Municipality affected, and the utilities companies and NOT the landowner;
BE IT RESOLVED, that Community Planning be required to send the landowner a copy of this Notice of Decision (Certificate of Approval).
Response from Honourable Bill Hutchinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs:
· Municipal Affairs appreciates the concern raised in the resolution.
· Legislation requires that the Notice of Decision regarding a subdivision application be provided to the applicant, which can be a survey company.
· Presently, Community Planning Branch, Municipal Affairs, also sends a copy of the Notice of Decision for proposed subdivisions to the landowner.
· This should help ensure the landowner is aware of the decision and any development requirements.