Planning Services

As I’m sure you are aware, the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) situation has changed at a rapid pace over the past week and it was critical for the Town to respond quickly. This resulted in the Town implementing necessary preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and keep our residents, employees, and community safe and healthy.

Planning Services is still operating and accepting all applications by email:

Please call 403-851-2570 if you have any questions.

Please follow the links below to access our updated Application Forms for our common application types:

Accessory Suites

Compliance Certificates

Cannabis Retail Stores

Development Permits

Day Homes

Subdivision Applications

Home Based Business

Statutory Plan Amendments


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Planning in the Town of Cochrane follows an established process, and becomes more specific with each step; each step has requirements that must be met before approval is received (whether for an entire subdivision or an individual structure). This ensures consistency across services (connecting to Town water, for instance), and allows the Town a view of the big picture: sustainability, long-term impact and managed growth.

Planning handles development planning policies, applications for statutory planning document amendments, subdivisions, developments and compliance certifications. The department also provides planning advice to Council, the Cochrane Planning Commission (CPC), and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB), as well as the general public.

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