Other Development Applications
Application Information and Packages
Please refer to the following application packages below when applying for the following:
- Home Business
- Variance for Residential Dwelling
- Fence or Retaining Wall
- Docks & Watercraft Lifts
- Recreational Vehicle
Home Business means the secondary use of a principal dwelling, or combination or a principal dwelling and accessory building, in a residential neighborhood to conduct a business activity.
A variance application is discretionary and therefore will be subject to a 21-day appeal period.
A fence is a structure which is used to prevent or restrict passage, to provide visual screening, sound attenuation, protection from dust or the elements, or to mark a boundary.
A retaining wall means a structure constructed for the purpose of withstanding lateral pressure in order to hold back, retain or prevent the sliding or erosion of earth, fill, rock or similar materials and includes structures which are wholly or partially submerged in water at any time.
Note: Retaining walls equal to or higher than 1.2m in height may be allowed as a Discretionary Use for which an application for a Development Permit must be made. Such retaining walls shall be designed by a professional engineer. The landowner shall provide to the municipality the design bearing the seal and signature of a professional engineer.
A Development Permit is required for retaining walls adjacent to the Chestermere Lake in all lots located in the Residential Lakeshore District (RL).
A dock is a structure built over or floating upon the water and used as a landing place for boats and other marine transport, fishing, swimming, and other water-related recreational uses.
A watercraft lift means an unenclosed constructed either wholly or partially over a body of water and designed to provide shelter for watercraft or marine-related equipment used for non-commercial purposes.
Note: Multi-level docks may be permitted provided that the levels or tiers are not located directly over top of each other.
A portable structure designed and built to provide temporary living accommodation for travel and recreational purposes. As defined in the Land Use Bylaw 022-10.
Note: A development permit is not required for Recreational Vehicles as per Section 7.25, however, please refer to Section 7.26 of the Land Use Bylaw 022-10, as amended for the general regulations on Recreational Vehicle Parking. It is also important to consider the general regulations on driveways and parking areas, please refer to Section 7.14.2 RV Parking.