The Planning Department has received an application from a landowner who wishes to rezone PNE 22-60-12-W4 in the Garner Lake Area Structure Plan from Rural Conservation to Residential Conservation. The landowner wants to create conventional style residential acreage properties (5 lots) to a maximum of 10 acres with emphasis on maintaining the natural resources and sensitive environment of the lake area.
Before proceeding to the bylaw stage, Krystle Fedoretz will be in to discuss this application with Council. She has provided the following information for Council to consider.
Among other matters, in dealing with an amendment to this Area Structure Plan to change the designation of an area to Residential Conservation Area, Council will consider what it believes will be the impact of the proposed development on Garner Lake, as well as the impact of the development of those lands within the Plan area which may have already been approved for development, but which might not yet have been sold, leased, or developed. The proponent of the amendment shall be responsible for providing the information necessary for Council to make that assessment, and County staff will work with the proponent to provide what information it can to help Council in this consideration.
The Development Concept Plan shall include a site analysis, usually in map form with some text describing the features of the map (or maps). Layout of the development should be based on the findings of the site analysis. The purpose of the site analysis is to ensure that the important site features have been identified and that the proposed Environmental Reserve, Municipal Reserve and other open and protected spaces will meet the requirements of these policies. The site analysis should indicate:
a. existing and proposed site and property boundaries;
b. all streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other hydro-geological features (including seasonal water flow and ponding areas) within and adjacent to the site;
c. topographic contours of no less than 3 m intervals;
d. all environmentally sensitive areas as identified by provincial and federal government agencies and other non-governmental agencies;
e. general vegetation characteristics;
f. soil drainage;
g. farmland assessment ratios for the site;
h. existing roads and road structures; and
i. potential connections of open space, green spaces, and trails.
The Development Concept Plan shall also contain a description of how storm water is to be managed.