In the new year, RM of La Broquerie residents will begin receiving notifications in the mail after the municipality recently established a new development notification policy.
According to council, the municipality deals with several subdivision applications per year and concerns have been raised by neighbouring property owners that they are not always aware of development in their area. While legislation does not require a municipality to notify adjacent property owners that development is taking place nearby, the RM of La Broquerie has decided they would create their own policy.
Under the new regulation, the municipality will notify all property owners within 100 metres within the LUD of La Broquerie and 500 metres in the rural areas of any development applications. The new policy is expected to give ratepayers an opportunity to support or oppose an application before council makes any decisions on the matter.
The new policy comes into effect January 1, 2013.