RPGA Planning District
The RPGA Planning District is a joint effort between the Rural Municipality of Rhineland and the Towns of Plum Coulee, Gretna and Altona.
The RPGA Planning District was officially created by the Province of Manitoba on January 1st, 2010.
The RPGA Board is creating a development plan that will outline policies to guide development in this district.
What is a Development Plan?
A development plan is an umbrella document that sets the direction for future growth and change in our communities. It includes information such as where certain kinds of development should be allowed and where new residential neighbourhoods will be located? This plan is a governing document and each member municipality must ensure that their zoning, by-laws and development decisions comply with the plan. Only then can we collectively make the plan real.
When the new development plan is complete, each community’s zoning by-law will also be reviewed and amended to ensure that it complies.
What is a Zoning By-law?
A zoning by-law describes the rules for development on properties. It includes the details about how future development should look. It is one of many tools that will be used to implement the development plan. Often there are zoning differences between residences and industries. Zoning by-laws may dictate how large one’s front yard can be or the maximum height of a sign on Main Street.