Residents Fight Alberta RV Park Plans
A group of Turner Valley, Alberta, residents are determined to put a stop to plans to build a recreational vehicle resort in their neighborhood, the Okotoks Western Wheel reported.
Millarville-area developer Strong Way has proposed a 263-site RV resort on 50 acres along the Sheep River.
So far, the town council granted first reading to a request by the developer to redesignate the land for recreational use and it’s expected to go back to the council for a final decision on Feb. 18.
Sandra Codd, whose Bailey Ridge home backs onto the proposed site, told the council she will sell her home if they approve rezoning the site.
“If I would have known it was going to be zoned for recreational vehicles I wouldn’t have moved here,” she said, adding she moved to Bailey Ridge six months ago.
More than 50 people attended an earlier public hearing stating concerns about potential loss of wildlife, noise pollution, stress on infrastructure, increased traffic and safety including the risk of fire and flood and the ability for people to get out of the area in the event of a disaster.
In response to the concerns, the town council established a list of conditions to be met by the developer before the second reading can be passed.
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