Dansol International Inc. applied to the County of Leduc for the approval of a Local Area Structure Plan (LASP) to create the Watermere Resort – a very sizeable development (equal to 252 NFL Football fields) that if approved will have a number of significant environmental, economic and social impacts at Pigeon Lake.
The Leduc County held a Public Hearing on June 12th in Nisku Recreation Centre. Council voted 5-2 to deny the application. The PLWA applauds the Councils decision, although this does not preclude future applications. Now we need to ensure the area gets fully protected!
Downlad the full PLWA Submission to the County of Leduc below.
The PLWA reviewed the plans and submitted to the County of Leduc our concerns with the proposed development. We have included in our submission the notes and letters we have received from people who live part and full time around the lake.
This proposed development would be located in Leduc County, behind Gillwood Beach on the Fisher home site, adjacent to the Zeiner RV Park.
WHAT will the devleopment contain?
This proposed 300 acre resort community includes 1,149 dwellings (single family, multi-family and mixed use), commercial area, hotel and spa. Given the scope and size of the proposed development, it could potentially double the population of our watershed within several years.
PLWA has already identified many concerns that we will work to see addressed prior to its approval.
PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK TO LEDUC COUNTY
Comments and concerns may also be directed to the County of Leduc.
Dansol International submitted the Watermere Resort application to the Leduc County at the end of 2011.
The Leduc County invited a dozen organizations and governments to submit written submissions to the Leduc County in response to the application. The PLWA was included - deadline was January 31, 2012 then extended. We think 73 submissions were made.
Dansol International presentation to Leduc Council regarding the Watermere application - January 26, 2012
The PLWA teeam met with the Dansol planners to ask questions and to get answers.
Dansol Public Open House - Watermere Local Area Structure Plan - was held on March 26, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (#'s 7 & 8 above)
Leduc Planners reviewed the application and produced their report to the Leduc County Committee of the Whole this found many deficiencies and their statement was that the application was premature (#6 above)
Leduc Count Publie Hearing - June 12th, 2012 at the Nisku Recreation Centre
The Council decided to deny the application at this meeting.
Dansol can reapply with a modified application.
PLWA will update this web page with information as it becomes available.
Please forward this to others whom may be interested.
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Pigeon Lake Watershed Association P.O. Box 1353 Calmar, Alberta T0C 0V0