Sustainable Development Planning

Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan 2012 (IMSP) &  Development Regulations 2012

The Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan (IMSP or the ‘Municipal Plan’), which has its legal basis in the Urban and Rural Planning Act, is a continuation of a forward planning process that commenced in 1955.  It is intended to provide policies for the overall physical design and development direction for the City of Corner Brook (City) over the next ten years with goals to improve the physical, social, environmental and economic well-being of the community. The Urban and Rural Planning Act requires City Council to review the Municipal Plan and Development Regulations every five years and revise the documents to meet the needs of anticipated development that can reasonably be expected to occur in the next ten years. The citizens of Corner Brook are invited to express their concerns and recommendations such that their needs and visions are heard and considered in the revised Municipal Plan or Development Regulations. This review process provides the opportunity for the citizens of Corner Brook to express a vision, goals, and objectives for long-term development that consider each of the pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance.  As part of the Municipal Plan, the long-range vision, goals and objectives are incorporated into policies and targets against which individual projects and actions can be measured.

The Municipal Plan is intended to be of use to City Council, City Staff,  public agencies, and private individuals concerned with development, sustainability and the long-term health and well-being of the community.  Planning processes identified in the Municipal Plan allows users to extend their visioning and goal setting beyond the parameters of urban development.  The document manages traditional municipal policy as well as identifying opportunities for partnership and collaboration between the municipality and other organizations or government bodies.

The online versions of the IMSP and Development Regulations are representations of the original documents and are to be used for reference purposes only.  These versions are updated on an on-going basis as amendment proposals are adopted by Council, thus specific details may change from the time of viewing to the time of submitting a development application.  For confirmation of Municipal Plan and zoning standards please consult with the City Planning Department to verify the current version of the documents.

Maps A, B, C, D, E, and F form part of and are to be read with the Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan.  Maps C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5, form part of and are to be read in conjunction with the Development Regulations.

Documents and Mapping

To view a copy of the IMSP 2012, Development Regulations 2012, and associated maps please follow the links below.

Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan 2012
Development Regulations (updated June 2017)

Map A – Generalized Future Land Use Map (GFLU)
Map B – Generalized Future Land Use Map (GFLU)
Map C – Land Use Zoning (5 Maps ) C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Map D – Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Map E – Parks & Recreational Facilities
Map F – Transportation Plan

Accuracy:  Please be advised that these maps are working copies and provided for reference purposes only. Theses documents are not to be reproduced without the written approval of the City of Corner Brook and are subject to change as amendments occur.  The City of Corner Brook assumes no responsibility for the use and interpretation of these maps. For confirmation of data accuracy, please contact the Planning Division, or the Development and Inspection Division of Community Services.

To view proposed Amendments please click here.

Planning Office: 709-637-1553 or 709-637-1578.


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The City of Corner Brook Local Actions for Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, we must think global and act local.  Canadian cities and communities have direct or indirect influence over more than half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and are leading innovations to reduce emissions. Follow this Link  to view the City of Corner Brook’s local climate change actions.