Permit process changed

As part of a business systems review District of Lake Country has streamlined the application process for new development permits.

  • Aug. 29, 2012 2:00 p.m.

It’s good news for land developers and property owners who want to build in Lake Country.

As part of a business systems review undertaken in November 2011 and implemented throughout 2012, the District of Lake Country has streamlined the application process and approval timelines for new development permits.

“Every municipality hears complaints from property owners and developers about the complicated and lengthy process involved in getting a development permit,” sa id chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo.

“We have addressed these issues as part of an in depth business systems review, and have made significant changes to applicable bylaws to streamline the process and timelines to make it easier for people to work with the District of Lake Country and move forward on their projects.

At last week’s council meeting, council delegated powers, duties and functions in respect of technical development permits to the director of planning and development and the CAO

That will allow the technical experts in planning and development to work with the applicant to move forward on straightforward development applications without the lengthy process of going back and forth to Council meetings.

“Council is pleased to respond to the needs of the community and make it easier to do business and live in Lake Country,” said Mayor James Baker. “We know that staff are enthusiastic about the streamlined process and are looking forward to working on new building projects in Lake Country.  These kinds of changes continue our concept that development must provide social, environmental and economic benefits to all parties.”

Lake Country’s  planning and development  department is also implementing a new customer service feedback card so they can hear directly from customers on how they feel about the service they receive and constructive comments to inspire even better service initiatives.

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