Stacey Laughlin, Senior Policy Planner, introduced the Five-year Review of the Official Plan as required under the Planning Act. She outlined the purpose of an Official Plan, the scope of the review, details of the review process and community engagement.
Claudia Espindola spoke via telephone and expressed concerns with the quality of feedback received from the survey, in particular related to the density corridors. She requested that in future consultations, further information is made available regarding wildlife, traffic and protected areas. She suggested that more zoning rules should be developed to better reflect issues faced by developing areas, including concerns about the water supply and waste management. She agreed with the comments made in the survey regarding housing supply. She also suggested that condo developments downtown should provide a shuttle service to parking. She expressed concerns with meeting provincial growth targets if it compromises green space.
Hugh Whiteley spoke via telephone and reinforced the importance that, when the final document is prepared, any changes being made are identified as meeting provincial legislation or city policy changes. He stated that changes made in OPA 48 regarding open space policies weren't clearly identified or justified by any Council-approved policy changes. He also expressed the need to immediately correct the mis-identification of the boundary of the City's built up area within the Kortright Lands area south of Niska Road.
The following delegate did not speak: