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Below is a collection of PDF forms and procedures for use with the City of Brandon Planning Department.
Zoning Confirmation Request Form (361 KB)
Zoning Memorandum Application (378 KB)
Pre-Application Form (525 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
To operate a business out of your residence, you need to first obtain two approvals:
If you are establishing a new business in your residence, or you are changing the parameters of your existing business (e.g. change of address, changing the number of clients on your residential property), you must complete the Home-Based Business Application Form. The application form must be submitted to the Planning & Building Safety Department at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue. The license must be renewed annually thorugh the Licensing Department at City Hall (410 - 9th Street, main floor).
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