The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is comprised of five members, of which a maximum of 2 may be members of council, one is an alternate so any panel contains only one council member, and minimum of 3 shall be public members. The SDAB is the quasi-judicial body that reviews any decision made that has been formally appealed. Within 30 days of a decision being appealed, the SDAB holds a public hearing to hear an appeal of:
- A decision of the Subdivision Authority or Development Authority ;
- A refusal or failure by the Subdivision Authority or Development Authority to make a decision within the time allowed for a decision established in the Act; or
- A stop order issued by the Development Authority
The Bylaw governing the establishment and function of the SDAB is Bylaw 229.
Land Use Bylaw #400, outlines the Development Appeal Process, including who can apply, timeline requirements and procedure.