Permits may be on outs for minor home businesses

Home-based businesses in Cochrane that are considered ‘minor’ soon may not be required to purchase a development permit.

Administration presented the proposal to council on March 11 for first reading to eliminate the current prerequisite and to set a public hearing for March 25.

A Cochrane land-use bylaw describes a minor home-based business as one that is a secondary use of a dwelling unit by at least one of the dwelling’s permanent residents for gainful occupation or business activity.

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