Variance Orders & Conditional Uses

VARIANCE ORDERS

What is a Variance Order?

A Variance Order is required to provide specific relief from provisions restricting minimum yards, building height, lot coverage, building floor space, site area, site width, land use, dwelling unit density or parking requirements within a specific zone. 

What is a Minor Variance Order?

A Minor Variance Order is a Variance which allows to vary the minimum or maximum requirements of a zone within the bulk use table by no more than 15 percent. Any Variance that exceeds 15 percent of the minimum or maximum requires must apply for a Major Variance Order which is reviewed by Council at the Regular Development & Planning Meetings (Public Hearing). 

How do I know if I need a Variance Order?

The R.M. of Taché Zoning By-law contains a Bulk Use Requirement Table for every zone that contains the minimum or maximum requirements. Please view the Zoning By-law for more information or contact one of the Planning & Development Officers. 

CONDITIONAL USES

What is a Conditional Use?

A Conditional Use is a use of land or building that may be allowed under a Zoning By-law. Certain uses are deemed Conditional based on their unique characteristics that cannot properly be classified in any particular zone or zones without consideration of the impact of those uses upon neighbouring properties.

How do I know if I need a Conditional Use?

The R.M. of Taché Zoning By-law contains a Main Use Table and Accessory Use Table that identifies Permitted ("P") and Conditional ("C") uses within a specific zone. Please view the Zoning By-law for more information or contact one of the Planning & Development Officers.