South Shore Area Structure Plan

June 10, 2021

South Shore Area Structure Plan

Welcome to the South Shore Area Structure Plan Page. The County of Stettler has prepared the South Shore Area Structure Plan (Proposed ASP) for the South Shore Growth Node. Bylaw 1662-21 to adopt the Proposed ASP was given first reading on June 9, 2021. Bylaw 1662-21 also proposes to repeal the Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan and repeal the Paradise Shores Area Structure Plan. A public hearing on Bylaw 1662-21 and the Proposed ASP will be held on July 14, 2021.

On this page you will find:

  • Information about the Proposed ASP and the various plans that apply to the South Shore Growth Node;
  • A copy of the Proposed ASP that you can review and download; and
  • Information about how you can participate in the public hearing and/or send in your comments about the Bylaw and Proposed ASP.

Why has a new Plan been prepared?

The County has indicated a desire to leave the BLSSIDP, but recognizes the need to coordinate land uses and infrastructure with the Summer Village of Rochon Sands and the Summer Village of White Sands. The Proposed ASP provides this coordination.

The County of Stettler has found that the current Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan (BLSSIDP) does not accommodate the types of development that the County is prepared to see in the area. The approach taken for development density in the current plan does not adequately account for recreational forms of development like RV parks and campground resorts.

Agreement to change the current plan with members of the BLSSIDP has not been achieved; therefore, the County is in the process of mediating their withdrawal from the Buffalo Lake South Shore Intermunicipal Development Plan.

In withdrawing from the current Plan, the County recognizes the need to have a replacement plan to guide the future development of the area in a manner that satisfies the requirements of the larger, Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan. The Proposed ASP fulfils this role.

Location of the South Shore Growth Node

The full Growth Node defined by the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (BLIDP) includes the area outlined below in orange, plus the two summer villages: Rochon Sands and White Sands. The southernmost boundary of the area shown on the map is Township Road 402.

Welcome to the South Shore Area Structure Plan Page. The County of Stettler has prepared a Draft South Shore Area Structure Plan (Draft ASP) for the South Shore Growth Node. The Draft ASP is now available for public review and input.

On this page you will find:

  • Information about the Draft ASP and the various plans that apply to the South Shore Growth Node;
  • A copy of the Draft ASP that you can review and download; and
  • Upcoming opportunities to find out more about the Draft ASP, to ask questions and to provide your input.

Map A - Future Land Use Transportation Concept

The Proposed South Shore Area Structure Plan is available for public review until July 14, 2021 and we wish to hear your thoughts.

You are welcome to email your questions and comments about the Proposed ASP to us. If you wish to discuss the Proposed ASP and make your comments to County Planning staff over the phone you are welcome to call. Emails and phone calls can be directed to:

Jacinta Donovan, Director of Planning Services, 403-742-4441 x119; email jdonovan@stettlercounty.ca.

A public hearing on the Proposed ASP has been scheduled for July 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm or soon thereafter. The public hearing will be held by electronic means. The Council Meeting, including the public hearing, will be streamed live at YouTube.com/StettlerCounty.

You are welcome to join the public hearing in the following ways:

The passcode for the meeting is 660244.

You are also welcome to submit written comments via email to Jacinta Donovan, Director of Planning Services, 403-742-4441 x119; email jdonovan@stettlercounty.ca..

The public hearing will be chaired by the Reeve. Persons wishing to join by Zoom or teleconference will be asked to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chair. Council will hear verbal or written submissions from any person who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw. Persons may make oral presentations via Zoom or teleconference at the Council meeting, regardless of whether or not they have provided written comments.

Location of the South Shore Growth Node

The full Growth Node defined by the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (BLIDP) includes the area outlined below in orange, plus the two summer villages: Rochon Sands and White Sands. The southernmost boundary of the area shown on the map is Township Road 402.

MATERIALS TO REVIEW

The Proposed South Shore Area Structure Plan is the document that will be considered for County Approval by passing Bylaw 1662-21.