Discretionary Use Approvals

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All property in the City of Swift Current is assigned a zoning designation. In each zoning district, land uses can be permitted, prohibited, or discretionary. Any development proposal which falls under a discretionary category requires approval by City Council before development may occur. 

Discretionary Use Application 

To apply for a Discretionary Use Approval, an applicant must:

  • Complete a Development Permit application form.
  • Complete a Letter of Authorization if not the property owner.
  • Complete a site plan in duplicate showing the all required yards, height of building(s), floor area of building(s), location and number of off-street parking and loading spaces, site improvements and landscaping, and location of signs.
  • Include a cheque or money order made payable to the City of Swift Current to cover the appropriate fee listed below:
    • $400.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit application, fee and any appropriate supporting materials to Planning and Growth Development, 177 1st Ave NE Swift Current, SK S9H 2B1 or plng@swiftcurrent.ca

Applicants are encouraged to meet informally with staff before making application.

Discretionary Use Review Process: 

  1. The application will be reviewed by staff for conformance with the Municipal Development Plan, the Zoning Bylaw, and any other applicable policies and regulations.
  2. A report is prepared containing recommendations, concerns, or conditions of approval to be applied for City Council.
  3. If the applicant wishes to proceed, the City Clerk will give notice of the date, time, and place of the proposal’s public hearing by mail to assessed property owners within 75 meters of the subject site and by advertisement inserted at least once a week for two (2) successive weeks in a newspaper published within the City.
  4. A public hearing is conducted by City Council with input from all interested parties. They will consider the application with the report from City staff and any verbal or written submissions by the public.
  5. City Council may deny, approve or approve subject to specific conditions. The City Clerk will notify the applicant of the decision by mail.

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