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PUBLIC HEARING on Proposed Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan


Bylaws to adopt the proposed Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan have received first reading and a public hearing on the bylaws and proposed plan is being held on Tuesday May 14, 2019. You are welcome to attend.

The link below leads to a copy of the proposed Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan: 


Interested persons and groups are welcome to attend the public hearing and make a presentation to County and Village Council. Comments on the proposed plan can also be sent in and will be presented at the public hearing. If you have comments you wish to share, please forward them by Friday May 3, 2019 to:

Craig Teal at craig.teal@pcps.ab.ca or call 403-343-3394 or by mail to Unit B, 4730 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1X2

   
 What:  Public Hearing on Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan
 Where:  Community Hall at the Caroline HUB in Caroline, Alberta
 When:  Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm


The Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan is will be considered for adoption by Village Council in mid-June 2019. A separate public hearing will be held and notices will be sent out in advance. 
 
 

Background Information

 
The Village of Caroline and Clearwater County are working together to prepare plans for the long term future of the Caroline and Area community. These plans will set the desired path for future development in and around Caroline. The two plans being created are:
  • A Municipal Development Plan for the Village of Caroline; and
  • An Intermunicipal Development Plan for the Village and surrounding lands in the County.
The area being planned is shown in the attached study area drawing (see image below or click here).
 
 
Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is the conceptual blueprint for a community. It describes the desired future and the steps that will be taken to get there.
 
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a policy plan agreed upon between two municipalities to coordinate their land use planning, infrastructure planning and service delivery decisions.

More information about the role of the two plans is provided below. This page will be updated as the project progresses. Please check back from time to time to see updates and notices about opportunities for your participation.

What does this mean to you?


The two plans will help shape the future of the Caroline and Area community. The MDP will describe how the village is expected to grow and change over the next 30 years. This includes new residential areas and new commercial and industrial development.

The IDP will describe how the lands around the village will be used over the next several decades. It will also include ways the Village and County can work together to accomplish the desired future for the area.

If you are resident of Caroline or a resident of the County, these plans will influence the location of future services, activities and amenities that you may use occasionally or in your day to day routine.


Materials and Resources for Review


Information and materials from earlier steps in the process can be viewed in this section.

Copies of the background information reports are available for viewing here:
 
 

What is the Overall Process to Create the Plans?


The major steps and target dates for the Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan and the Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan are:

  • Phase 1: Project Start-Up and Background Information – complete at end of July 2018
  • Phase 2: Public Input and Vision Setting – expected to be complete by end of September 2018
  • Phase 3: Writing the Draft Plan – expected to be complete by end of December 2018
  • Phase 4: Public Review of Draft Plan – expected to occur in January and February 2019
  • Phase 5: Plan Adoption – expected to be complete by May 2019

 

Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan – More Detail


The Municipal Development Plan guides and directs future physical growth and development. It seeks to ensure that it is orderly, economical and beneficial while balancing the environmental, social and economic needs and desires of the community. It is visionary, strategic and long-term in its outlook and application.

The Municipal Development Plan should reflect the kind of community residents wish to see in the future and identify ways to achieve this future. It provides a policy framework for development and planning decisions far into the future. A thirty (30) year period is the planning or time horizon typically considered.

Topics usually covered in a Municipal Development Plan include:
  • Land use patterns showing the locations for major existing and future residential, commercial and industrial areas of activity;
  • Major road and pedestrian corridors and networks;
  • Preservation of significant natural features;
  • Open space, park and recreation areas;
  • Design of subdivisions and neighbourhoods;
  • Economic development and locations for employment related needs;
  • Cultural and heritage preservation; and
  • Directions for future growth and expansion.

 

Caroline – Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan – More Detail


The Intermunicipal Development Plan guides the land use planning decisions of the Village and County to reach a mutually desired future for the area. It seeks to establish a clear understanding of each municipality’s long term planning interests and ways to build upon the positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the County and the Village. The IDP promotes common purpose and fosters certainty for landowners and the municipalities through a clear policy framework and ongoing dialogue.

Similar to the MDP, the Intermunicipal Development Plan should reflect the type of community that area residents wish to see develop over the next several years.

Topics usually covered in an Intermunicipal Development Plan include:
  • Land use patterns showing the locations for major existing and future residential, commercial and industrial areas of activity;
  • Major existing and future road and pedestrian corridors and networks;
  • Preservation of significant natural features;
  • Coordination of municipal infrastructure related to water, wastewater and storm drainage;
  • Coordination of economic development efforts;
  • Sharing of facilities and services;
  • Processes for ongoing communication and resolution of issues that may arise; and
  • Future changes in municipal boundaries.

 

Want More Information?

For more information or to provide comments on the IDP, please contact:
 
Craig Teal, RPP MCIP, Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) at craig.teal@pcps.ab.ca or 403-343-3394, or
Natasha Wright, Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) at natasha.wright@pcps.ab.ca or 403-343-3394