Council receives Bremner Growth Management Strategy as information

September 24, 2014

Council voted to receive the Bremner Growth Management Strategy as information, following a presentation by Administration at the September 23, 2014 Council meeting.

“As a Council, we want to make the most informed decisions about how, where and when to grow in Strathcona County,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “We have received the Bremner Growth Management Strategy as information and are now looking to study other potential growth areas. I want to thank everyone who invested their time over the past year and a half by sharing their opinions and preferences about growth in Strathcona County.”

The Bremner area study is now complete, but has not been endorsed by Council to move to the next phase of the planning process. Work on the Area Concept Plan will not begin, nor will any new applications for Area Structure Plans, rezoning or subdivision within the boundaries of the area be accepted.

“We are pleased Council received the document as information and we look forward to studying other potential growth areas,” says Stacy Fedechko, Director, Planning and Development Services. “Council’s acceptance of the Bremner Growth Management plan as information marks the completion of that study. Administration will now implement the Colchester Growth Management Plan.”

The Bremner Strategy presents a final recommended concept and provides key directions to support any future development in the area. It is available online or by calling 780-464-8127.

The Bremner area study was initiated in Spring 2013, as part of the planning for the next growth node. Bremner occupies more than 4,000 hectares northeast of Sherwood Park. The Imagine Bremner project involved planners, urban designers, engineers, land owners and developers, and gave residents an unprecedented opportunity to help design the County’s next urban community.

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Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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