The Planning Act Handbook

The Planning Act sets out the ground rules for land use planning in Manitoba. The Act legislates how land uses may be controlled and who may control them.

This Planning Act Handbook provides a general overview and summary of The Planning Act, which provides the legal framework for planning in Manitoba, excluding the City of Winnipeg.

The purpose of the Handbook is to help communities navigate the various land use planning processes, and guide users in completing the minimum requirements for land use planning as required in The Planning Act.

This handbook is intended to complement, not replace, other planning guides produced by the Province of Manitoba. See for example, the Subdivision Guide and our Support Material web page.

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 To see an overview of the handbook's contents and ways to use the guide, watch the video below: