Get Involved

The Planning Department is responsible for policies and development applications regarding land use. This responsibility translates into rezonings, development permits, watercourse protection permits, and projects such as: area plans, cannabis regulations, environmental strategies, heritage designations, and agricultural uses on land. There are many ways to get involved and stay informed. For all processes and applications, the Planning Department values your feedback and input!

Ongoing Planning Projects

The current processes below are open for you to contribute your ideas and feedback on projects important to you! We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts.

  1. Albion Flats Area Plan
  2. Green Infrastructure 
  3. Heritage Plan Review & Update
  4. Land Use Contract Termination
  5. Lougheed Transit Area Plan
  6. Port Haney Land Use Policy Review
  7. Thornhill Area Study
  8. North/East Albion Area Plan
  9. Yennadon Area Plan
  10. Metro 2050 Update

Albion Flat Area Plan Process 

The Albion Flats have been the subject of various concept planning efforts over the years. On October 5, 2015, Council endorsed a renewed planning process to complete a revised land use concept plan and Albion Flats Area Plan Bylaw. It was proposed to revisit the 2010 charrette outcomes and community stakeholder input as the basis for identifying preferred land uses and moving forward to complete an Area Plan Bylaw. The Albion Flats Area Planning process was proposed to have four phases. A description of each phase is outlined below.

On November 12, 2019, Council endorsed a concept plan for the Albion Flats that includes flexible opportunities for residential units above ground floor commercial, and a mixed-use commercial node located close to 240 Street to provide better proximity to the existing Albion neighbourhood. The City is currently in Phase 3 of the planning process - Agricultural Land Reserve Exclusion. To read more about the whole process, click HERE.

Get Involved!

From June 17 through to July 1st, an information package and comment form are available. The information package summarizes what was heard through the referral process and outlines where policy changes may be required, given what was heard. The information gathered through the virtual public engagement process will be presented in the upcoming Second Reading Report to Council, anticipated to take place at the end of July.

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Please click HERE to view the information package (pdf).

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Please click HERE to access the comment form.

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Prefer to provide feedback by phone or email? Contact Amanda in the Planning Department at or call 604-463-5221 ext 5566

To join the E-Mail List for project updates and feedback opportunities, please contact the Planning Department at or 604-467-7341.

Public Hearing & Development Applications

Public Hearings happen once a month and are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. The Public Hearing agenda package is posted HEREYou can share your opinions and concerns regarding a development application or project at a Public Hearing meeting or though email or letter to Council.  

You can attend Public Hearing by following the instructions HERE or you can share your views by emailing  before noon the day of Public Hearing. 

For more information on the ways you can share your perspective and concerns, click HERE To take part in the Public Hearing process, it is helpful to know the application File Number and any associated Bylaw Numbers, which can be found in the Public Hearing agenda package and the Development Application Viewer by clicking HERE.