Residential subdivision proposal resurrected

A 15-lot residential subdivision proposal rejected by Red Deer County earlier this year has been resurrected.

A 15-lot residential subdivision proposal rejected by Red Deer County earlier this year has been resurrected.

The subdivision two km south of Delburne Road about 14 km east of Red Deer would see 34.5 acres developed for housing.

The proposal has been circulated to residents in the area and six letters of concern were received, said county planners.

Residents expressed concern that the development could have an impact on local water supplies and slope stability due to the presence of septic systems. Some also questioned the potential for conflict with area agricultural producers, whose livestock could be bothered by dogs or trespassers.

Some were worried the development would boost traffic volumes on Range Road 260, which would provide access to the subdivision.

Similar concerns were raised by a group of residents who came to council in January to oppose a previous proposal. Council voted against second reading at that time.

Under county rules, an applicant can apply again after six months.

A planning report to the county says that a groundwater availability assessment provided by the developers as part of an area structure plan shows there is an adequate water supply.

A water treatment plan will be prepared and submitted with a subdivision application.

A slope stability study has also been prepared that indicates the site is acceptable for the proposed development.

The developers, Mark Hamman and Sigmund Brouwer, also plan to build a fence to protect neighbouring properties.

Council unanimously supported first reading of an area structure plan to create a residential conservation district for the multi-lot subdivision and a bylaw to rezone the land from agricultural.

A public hearing will be held next month.

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