New IDP set for public hearings in December

An updated inter-municipal development plan for the County of Stettler and the Town of Stettler will go to public hearings next month.

An updated inter-municipal development plan for the County of Stettler and the Town of Stettler will go to public hearings next month.

Public hearings have been set for the county for Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. and for the town for Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.

First readings to the IDP bylaws were given by the town at its regular meeting Nov. 17 and the county at its regular meeting on Nov. 10.

The plan already appears to have strong support.

“The public seems to be in agreement with it,” said Johan van der Bank, director of planning and development for the county.

“We have received only one comment of concern.”

“The plan identifies a designated growth area for the county as well as a short-term and long-term designated growth area for the town,” said van der Bank.

“The plan also addresses policies to service development in the county growth area with water supply and sewage disposal services for the town.”

About 20 residents attended an information forum Oct. 26 with just a couple of people asking questions about the plan that sets direction for the next 10 years.

Copies of the draft IDP are available on the websites at www.stettlercounty.ca or www.stettler.net.

For more information, phone van der Bank at 403-742-4441 or email jvanderbank@stettlercounty.ca or town development assistant Leann Bateman by phone at 403-742-8305 or email lbateman@stettler.net.