County approves commerial, industrial area structure plan

An area structure plan was approved by the County of Wetaskiwin council during a Feb. 11 planning and economic development meeting.

An area structure plan submitted by Wescott Consulting Group for Simpson Park, with a maximum of 27 lots, was unanimously approved by the County of Wetaskiwin council during a Feb. 11 planning and economic development meeting.

The land in question is located half a kilometre south of Highway 13, along Range Road 240.

“We’ve received a letter from the City of Wetaskiwin supporting the area structure plan,” said assistant CAO Rod Hawken.

“Because it is adjacent and because we have a Municipal Development Plan, if council approves this area structure plan the next steps would include a public hearing for rezoning, which would be done by this council,” he added.

Following that administration would present council with a bylaw that would authorize the City of Wetaskiwin as the subdivision authority for the property.

“Administration supports the application as it’s intended to be annexed into the City of Wetaskiwin,” said Hawken.

A couple of nearby land owners had come forth with concerns, one at the meeting and one previously, that their land and quality of life would be disrupted by other landowners coming in who would be displeased with the byproducts of farming operations.

Hawken says because the property is to be developed as commercial and industrial he does not foresee that as an issue.


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