What is a Conditional Use?
A Conditional Use is the use of land or buildings that may be permitted in a particular zone under the current City of Selkirk Zoning By-Law, but because of the type or nature of the use(s) conditions for its establishment and operation it is necessary to ensure compatibility with adjacent land uses.
All Conditional Use requests require the following prior to the land use request being processed:
- Completed Application form with signatures of both the registered owner and applicant (if different)
- Application Fee (Payable to the City of Selkirk by cheque, cash or debit)
- Detailed Site Plan showing existing and proposed development including measurements and setbacks.
- Other plans and documentation may be required, depending on the nature of the request.
The process from the time the completed application and all supporting documentation is submitted to the City until the file is presented at a City Council Meeting typically will take 6 – 8 weeks. Complicated land use requests may take longer; also summer months may take longer. All Conditional Use requests require a public hearing prior to Council making a decision on the particular application. As per the Planning Act public notices must be sent out to surrounding neighbours and posted on the subject property 14 days prior to any public meeting. If an application is approved the applicant must take out a building permit within 12 months or the Conditional Use becomes null and void.
All Conditional Use requests require a public hearing as part of the schedule council meeting. The intent of the public hearing is to allow the surrounding neighbourhood and members of council to comment on the land use application prior to the council decision. Applicants are encouraged to be in attendance to either present details of the proposed application or at the very least be present to answer any questions or comments Council members or members of the public may have regarding the proposed land use request.