Calgary’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is accelerating hearing dates

Calgary’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) has experienced an increase in the number of development permit appeals with 105 cannabis retail development appeals received since late July, compared to a total of 119 appeals received in total in 2017. In response, the SDAB is accelerating hearing dates to ensure appeal proceedings are resolved in as timely, fair and efficient a manner as possible. To improve services, the SDAB is adding meeting dates to ensure businesses and the community experience a more timely appeal process, and have certainty around appealed developments.

“We want business owners and the community to have their appeals heard in a timely manner,” said Jeremy Fraser, manager of Quasi-Judicial Boards with The City of Calgary. “Adding more meeting dates will help us to do this.”

As a result, SDAB will be rescheduling appeals. Those who are participating in appeals with hearing sessions scheduled between December 2018 and March 2019, are advised to visit and review the calendar of rescheduled appeals, or call 311 for up-to-date information about appeal dates.

“We encourage Calgarians to visit for information about changes to the scheduling of appeals,” said Fraser.

Calgary’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is a quasi-judicial board established in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw. The Board hears appeals regarding decisions made by The City of Calgary subdivision and development authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented. The Board is independent from The City of Calgary and is comprised of citizen members.

For those affected by a subdivision or development appeal, please visit or call 311.