Woking, Bay Tree and County Complex Area Structure Plans

All residents are encouraged to participate in the updating and preparation of the ASPs.

ASP Status:
• Woking ASP – Updated ASP approved by Council in October 2015
• Bay Tree ASP – In process of updating existing ASP
• County Complex ASP – In process of preparing new ASP

February 2016 Update:
Bay Tree Area Structure Plan
In May 2015, Saddle Hills residents provided their feedback on their vision for the Bay Tree area. That feedback was used to inform the development of a draft ASP, which will be used to guide future growth and development in the area.

Now, you are invited to attend a second Bay Tree ASP Open House to review and provide feedback on the draft ASP and future Land Use Concept.

Bay Tree ASP Public Open House
Location: Bay Tree Community Hall
Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Click
HERE to view the draft Bay Tree ASP.
Click
HERE to view the Open House Boards.
Click
HERE to download a comment form to complete.

Project team members will be available at the Open House to answer questions and provide details on the project and process.

County Complex Area Structure Plan
You are invited to attend an Open House to review information and provide feedback on issues and opportunities for the County Complex area, including the review of four potential land use options. 

County Complex ASP Public Open House
Location: County Complex Administration Building
Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Click
HERE to view the Open House Boards.
Click
HERE to download a comment form to complete.

Project team members will be available at the Open House to answer questions and provide details on the project and process.

Woking Area Structure Plan
The Woking ASP was approved by Council in October 2015. Click
HERE to view the final Woking ASP.

Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an Area Structure Plan?
An Area Structure Plan or ASP provides direction for long-term land use and infrastructure planning of a defined area within a municipality. It is approved by bylaw.

Why do the Area Structure Plans require an updating?
The new ASPs will provide detailed information specifically relating to future land use in the Woking, Bay Tree and County Complex areas. This will help to strategically guide anticipated future growth on these areas. The process will involve input from residents at key milestones.

Woking
Prior to the recently approved (October 2015) ASP, Woking’s ASP was last updated in 2007. It applies to a total of four quarter sections located within and surrounding the hamlet. It was outdated and did not provide sufficient guidance about future residential, commercial and industrial growth, and related servicing. In addition, the updated Woking ASP will better integrate the hamlet’s sewage lagoon facilities, wastewater transfer station, abandoned landfill and water reservoir into the plan as the current plan does not address how these facilities both impact and will be impacted by future development.

Bay Tree
The current Bay Tree ASP, adopted in 2001, applies to an area of approximately 120 sq. km. (46 sq. mi.) along Highways 49 and 719 in the west end of the County. It has become outdated and does not provide sufficient guidance regarding potential residential, commercial and industrial growth, and balancing that growth with existing agricultural operations.

County Complex
The County Complex ASP applies to the area of lands at the junction of Highways 49 and 725 in the eastern portion of Saddle Hills County. New economic development opportunities have occurred in the County Complex area in response to the recently built infrastructure for the Saddle Hills County Office. The potential for residential, light industrial and commercial development may present itself depending on public input and servicing.

“The process of updating the Woking and Bay Tree Area Structure Plans and preparing the County Complex Area Structure Plan provides the opportunity to strategically guide each hamlet’s future growth and will help the County consider potential expansion,” says Alvin Hubert, Reeve of Saddle Hills County “Council looks forward to the input of residents to help inform how Woking, Bay Tree and County Complex expands in the coming years.”

Contact:
Cheryl Dwernychuk
Development Coordinator
Saddle Hills County
T: 780-864-3760
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