Subdivisions in Weyburn must meet the approval criteria outlined in The Subdivisions Regulations, 2014.
Proposals for land to be subdivided and consolidated must be prepared and submitted by a survey group. In Weyburn, subdivision plans are typically prepared by either the Weyburn or Regina branch of Altus Geomatics and submitted to the Development Officer for approval.
An application for subdivision approval must contain the following under Section 5 of The Subdivision Regulations:
- A plan of proposed subdivision prepared in accordance with Section 6;
- A current copy of the title to the land;
- Subject to clause (4)(b), the appropriate fees set out in Section 9; and
- Any other document required by Section 6.
Subdivisions plans are also put through a 40 day referral period where they are submitted to other City of Weyburn departments and government bodies for their review. These referrals include:
- City of Weyburn Facilities
- City of Weyburn Parks
- City of Weyburn Engineering
- SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskEnergy
- Access Communications
- SK Housing Authority
- SK Watershed Authority
- SK Highways
- RM of Weyburn #67
- Weyburn Chamber of Commerce
- SE Cornerstone School Division
- Holy Family Catholic School Division
- Weyburn Police & Fire Departments
Newly subdivided land is also subject to the off-site development levy, also known as subdivision servicing fees, under Bylaw 2014.3320. These fees are based on a study regarding the estimated capital costs of providing municipal services & infrastructure to the population of a city, both in the new areas of development where infrastructure must be extended, as well as in infill areas where population density increases put additional strain on existing infrastructure, shortening its lifespan and requiring eventual improvement and/or replacement.
The off-site development levy charges fee for infrastructure involving the water supply, sanitary sewage, storm drainage transportation, and parks. The contribution of the levy towards each different type of infrastructure is specified in Bylaw 2014.3320. The total levy is applied to newly subdivided land at a rate of $86,000 per net acre ($212,420 per net hectare).
The levy can also apply to new developments (and is calculated during the development permit stage) at a rate based on overall floor area of the new development. As offsite levies cannot be charged twice, in a case of subdivision and development, they are charged only at the stage of development.
For additional information, contact the Building & Planning Department at (306) 848-3221.