The Lac La Ronge Planning Area is a unique location in northern Saskatchewan where there are numerous diverse entities working together to create an attractive environment for investors and residents. These entities include:
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Government Relations
Other Government of Saskatchewan Ministries
Town of La Ronge
Village of Air Ronge
Lac La Ronge Indian Band
This planning area extends along Highway 2 that connects the North-Central portion of Saskatchewan to the South, and also passes through each of the municipalities.
*All plans and bylaws available for download on this site may not include amendments and should not be used for legal purposes*
Official Community Plan: This document provides the regional planning and development vision and framework of goals, objectives and policies to guide the management and use of land and future development within the Planning Area.
Lac La Ronge Planning Area (Map 1): This Official Community Plan map shows where the Lac La Ronge Planning Area is located within the province of Saskatchewan, and a closeup of the expanse of the area covered surrounding the three municipalities of La Ronge, Air Ronge, and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Future Land Use (Map 2): The Official Community Plan is about outlining the best location for types of future development to occur. It is beneficial to group similar land-uses together for various reasons, such as, easy access to lots, noise, aesthetic views, existing zoning, or adjacent land uses. This maps identifies the most ideal locations for various types of development.
Zoning Bylaw: This document outlines all the logistics and regulations associated with building and development for the regional planning area. The regulations and standards enforced through this document allows for the consistent implementation of building and development within the region.
Zoning Districts Maps: The Zoning Bylaw is about the implementation of regulations that control building and development within the Lac La Ronge Planning Area. By having certain districts agglomerated in certain areas there is less likelihood for opposing land uses and frustration between property users. These maps show the different districts within the municipality.
Zoning Districts Key - Map 3: Provides an overview of the entire Lac La Ronge Planning Area and the location of forthcoming maps.
Development Permit Application: When landowners, residents, or developers want to build, adapt, or update physical structures on properties this form must be completed and submitted for approval before proceeding with the development.
Notice of Decision: When the development or building permit application is decided upon by the Development Officer in Stony, the following form will be provided back to the applicant explaining the decision.
Home-based Business / Bed and Breakfast Permit Application: Within the La La Ronge Planning Area, the Zoning Bylaw states that home-based and bed and breakfast businesses must be approved by leadership to ensure that the business does not interfere within the residential neighbourhood. This application form can be filled in and submitted to the Development Officer.
Advisory Northern Planning Commission (ANPC) The ANPC was established to oversee the preparation and ongoing implementation of the OCP and Zoning Bylaw for the planning area. The main purpose of the ANPC is to advise and assist the Minister of Government Relations with respect to community planning matters in the planning area and any other matters involving development in the planning area.
The ANPC consists of representatives from the Town of La Ronge, the Village of Air Ronge, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, as well as members of the planning area who would represent Ward I or Ward II, or as a member at large. The ANPC meets several times throughout the year to discuss land use matters in the planning area.
The purpose and objectives of the ongoing ANPC are: a)To manage the use of land of the Lac La Ronge Planning Area in an integrated and environmentally sound manner to ensure ecological, economic and social benefits for present and future generations; b)To develop clear land use guidelines that allow for controlled, orderly development; c)To promote the integration of planning processes between the existing jurisdictions in and adjacent to the planning area; d)To work toward resolving conflicts among users; and e)To provide a mechanism for local public involvement in land use management.