Court to hear case regarding subdivision proposal May 2

The City of Red Deer will have its day in court on May 2.

The City of Red Deer will have its day in court on May 2.

In January, the city failed to follow the proper process of contacting affected landowners in Woodlea about a proposed subdivision.

On Friday, city officials went before a judge to ask the court to put a halt to any development and the respondent’s lawyer asked for an adjournment until May 2.

The judge granted both requests.

In January, the city realized its mistake when several residents in the area raised concerns because they were not notified about a subdivision proposal.

Because there is no process that allows the city or adjacent landowners to appeal a development decision, the city must ask a judge to send the issue back to the municipal planning commission for a do over.

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