Municipal Planning Commission

The powers and responsibilities of the Town of Bowden Municipal Planning Commission are defined by the Municipal Government Act (Part 17 Planning & Development, Division 3) and the Town of Bowden Land Use Bylaw 08/2012 (as amended over time).

The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meets as required according to need or statutory requirement to act as the authority for development applications assigned to it either by Council or by Red Deer County Planning Officers, in accordance with the Town of Bowden Land Use Bylaw.

The MPC consists of all elected Councillors and the Mayor, who have the power to either approve (either with or without conditions) or refuse development applications.