When is a Development Permit Required?
A development permit is required for most types of development:
A Commercial Use Development Allotment is needed before a development permit can be issued for commercial developments involving an increase in floor area. Commercial developments involving an expansion of floor area or an increase in the intensity of use of land or a building are required to provide additional parking and housing for staff as a condition of development approval.
Do I Need to Submit an Environmental Assessment?
Most development proposals in the Town of Banff require an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). The Town of Banff and Parks Canada have established a Model Class Screening Report (MCSR) to simplify the environmental assessment process for routine projects conducted within the townsite. A separate environmental assessment may be required if your development project cannot be classified as a routine project.