IMSP and Development Regulation Amendments

An amendment to either the Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan (IMSP) or the Development Regulations involves a change to either specific text or a specific map.  A text amendment may involve changing one work or many sections of the IMSP and/or Development Regulations, with no change to the land use mapping.  An example of a text amendment could involve the addition or removal of a condition for a specific use; i.e adding a condition that addresses reduced setbacks on side yards.  An amendment to the land use zoning maps could involve a change to the boundaries and designation of one, several or all zones.  If a zoning amendment is successful, the land is then capable of supporting all uses, permitted and discretionary, of the new zone. The City uses this webpage as one method of delivery to give notice to the residents of Corner Brook whenever a proposal has been requested to amend the IMSP or the Development Regulations.

Recently Proposed Amendments


Please take notice that the Corner Brook City Council has cancelled the public hearing for proposed Municipal Plan Amendment MP19-03 and Development Regulations Amendment DR19-03. The public hearing was scheduled for 7:00 p.m., March 30, 2020 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Where no objections were received—or no member of the public indicated they would like to attend the public hearing and make representation—by 7:00 p.m. on Febuary 28, 2020, staff (as directed by Council) cancelled the public hearing in accordance with subsection 21(1) of the Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000.

City Council will now be considering the proposed amendments for final approval at the next regular meeting. If approved, the amendments must be submitted to the provincial government for ministerial approval and registration prior to legal enactment. In accordance with subsection 24(2), the amendments will not be in legal force and effect until notice of registration is given via the NL Gazette and Western Star.

Although the City is no longer accepting and considering objections for this amendment application, you may contact the Planning Office at 637-1553 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday) to receive additional information on the application and amendment process to date.


MP/DR 19-03 – CRDA to RMD

Proposed Amendment to Municipal Plan and Development Regulations to re-designate and re-zone from Comprehensive Residential Development Area (CRDA) to a Residential designation and Residential Medium Density (RMD) to permit a single dwelling.

Please take notice that the Corner Brook City Council adopted proposed amendments MP19-03 and DR19-03 to the City’s Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan 2012 (i.e. the Municipal Plan) and 2012 Development Regulations respectively at a regular meeting of Council held on March 2, 2020.

Municipal Plan Amendment MP19-03 would allow Council to consider the approval of a land use re-designation from ‘Comprehensive Residential Development Area (CRDA)’ to ‘Residential (RES)’ designation. The Development Regulations Amendment DR19-03 would allow Council to consider the approval of a land use re-zoning from ‘Comprehensive Residential Development Area (CRDA)’ to ‘Residential Medium Density (RMD)’, to allow for the construction of a single dwelling at 701 O’Connell Drive.  A single dwelling is a prohibited use in the CRDA future land use designation and zone.  The proposed Amendments would re-designate and re-zone the CRDA portion of the subject property to RES and RMD to allow the proposed development.  The proposed amendments are mapping changes.



Public Notice (Click here to view)

Associated Documents: MP/DR 19-03 Mapping


Planning staff are available to respond to all concerns related to zoning and amendments.

Planning Department – 709-637-1553 or 709-637-1578

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