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Below is a collection of PDF forms and procedures for use with the City of Brandon Planning Department.

PDF Logo Pre-Application Form (525 KB)

 

Conditional Use Orders
PDF Logo Application Form (427 KB), PDF Logo Conditional Use Process Timeline (135 KB)

A Conditional Use is a process where a proposed use required further scrutiny before it may be approved. The proposed use may have unique characteristics or operations that may have an impact on nearby properties.

Variance Orders
PDF Logo Application Form (481 KB), PDF Logo Variance Process Timeline (135 KB)

A Variance is a process that allows a deviation from the zoning by-law for a particular property. If a property connot meet the requirements of the zoning by-law due to unique circumstances, the approval authority may grant an affected owner an opportunity from the zoning by-law. A variance can be approved to allow a modification to development standards such as minimum building setbacks and height restrictions.

Subdivisions
PDF Logo Application Form (333 KB), PDF Logo Major Subdivision Process Timeline (135 KB), PDF Logo Major Subdivision (with Public Road) Process Timeline (146 KB)

A Subdivision is a process where a property is legally split into two or more properties. The scale of a subdivision application may vary from a single urban lot to a new neighbourhood development. Subdivision approval is also required where a property line between two properties is being shifted.

*New Subdivision Submission Requirement*

Effective immediately, in accordance with the Government of Manitoba’s Subdivision Regulation 137/2006 as amended, the City of Brandon Planning, Property & Buildings Department requires subdivision applicants to submit a Surveyor’s Sketch instead of a site plan. Drawn by a Manitoba Land Surveyor, a Surveyor’s Sketch will accurately show the proposed subdivision of a property, as well as features that may affect the proposed subdivision.  A site plan may still be required if the subdivision application is submitted in conjunction with another land use application, such as a rezoning application.

Minor Subdivisions
PDF Logo Application Form (353 KB), PDF Logo Minor Subdivision Process Timeline (134 KB)

A Minor Subdivision is a process where a property is legally split into two properties, or a property line between two properties is being shifted. The minor subdivision process is a shortened processto allow such applications to proceed more quickly than regular subdivision applications. An application qualifies for the minor subdivision process only if it meets the following pre-conditions under The Planning Act:

  1. The proposal conforms with the Development Plan, the Zoning By-law, and any Secondary Plan;
  2. No new public roads are being proposed as part of the subdivision; and
  3. The proposal does not require any change in access to a provincial road, or provincial trunk highway. 
Development Plan Amendment
PDF Logo Application Form (293 KB)

A Development Plan Amendment is a process where parts of the Brandon & Area Planning District Development Plan By-law are added, altered or deleted. The Development Plan imposes general policies on how the Brandon & Area planning District area, including the City of Brandon, should be developed. The amendments may affect the text of the by-law, the land use maps, or both. Amendments to the development plan would affect how subordinate legislation, such as zoning by-laws, would be implemented.

Secondary Plan Amendment
PDF Logo Application Form (306 KB)

A Secondary Plan Amendment is a process where parts of a Secondary Plan By-law are added, altered, or deleted. A Secondary Plan contains policies that are more specific to the development of a geographical area within the City of Brandon, but is not as specific as a Zoning By-law. The amendments may affect the text of the plan, the maps, or both. The scale of a Secondary Plan Amendment may also vary from an individual property to the entire secondary plan area.

Zoning By-law Amendment
PDF Logo Application Form (315 KB), PDF Logo Rezoning Process Timeline (152 KB)

A Zoning By-Law Amendment, also known as a Rezoning, is a process where parts of the Zoning By-law are added, altered or deleted. The Zoning By-law imposes specific regulations on how land can be used and developed. The amendments may affect the text of the by-law, the zoning maps, or both. The scale of a zoning by-law amendment may also vary from an individual property to the entire City.

Neighbourhood Plans or Master Plans
PDF Logo Application Form (242 KB)

A Neighbourhood Plan or Master Plan contains policies that are more specific to the development of an area within the City of Brandon, but is not as specific as a Zoning By-law:

  • A Neighbourhood Plan focuses on an area within a Secondary Plan area and contains policies that conform with and are more detailed than the Secondary Plan; and
  • A Master Plan focuses on a large development site or a campus-style site, such as a shopping centre or a university, and contains policies on the long-term development of such sites.

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