ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Town of Cochrane is proposing changes to the regulations for Day Homes in the Land Use Bylaw. Earlier this year Administration collected comments and concerns from residents and day home providers through two separate online surveys. Based on the comments received, an internal review of regulations in surrounding municipalities, and the Town’s planning policies, Administration is proposing amendments to the existing day home regulations.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Community feedback is important to get these regulations right for Cochrane.
See the reports for what we have heard on this topic so far:
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR INPUT ON THE BELOW PROPOSED REGULATIONS
A day home is currently considered a Home-Based Business, Major within the Land Use Bylaw. The proposed amendment will create a definition for Day Homes, and make them a separate use within the bylaw.
A summary of the proposed changes is provided below. The Bylaw with the proposed changes can be found here.
- A new use will be created for Day Homes, and they will be added as a Permitted Use within all residential districts, all commercial districts which currently contain dwelling units as a use, and both urban reserve districts.
New Definition: Day Home – means an accessory use within a dwelling unit that may provide personal care, maintenance, supervision or education for up to six children under the age of 15 years at one time, for no more than 18 consecutive hours.
Amended Definition: Child Care Services – means a development used to provide personal care, maintenance, supervision, or education to seven or more children under the age of 15 years for no more than 18 consecutive hours. This use may include day care facilities, play schools and preschools, but does not include a day home.
- Day Homes will be added to the list of Developments not Requiring a Development Permit, but will need to abide by the following regulations:
- The dwelling unit associated with a day home can not contain another day home, home-based business (major), bed and breakfast, and no more than one (1) other home-based business (minor) currently operating within the dwelling unit.
- Employees working at the day home shall be limited to residents of the dwelling unit.
- No form of on-site advertising shall be permitted relating to the business, except for one (1) identification sign, with a maximum area of 0.5m2, which shall be placed in the window of the dwelling unit.
Please review the proposed bylaw here and submit any comments or concerns on or before October 21, 2019.
**Please note the proposed amendment would not remove the requirement for a day home to obtain a Business License.
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