Council Clips – September 22, 2020
Amendment Approved for Conservation of Wildlands District
The Conservation of Wildlands District contains several existing developments, including Thunderstone Quarry, Banff Gate Mountain Resort, the east end of the Stewart Creek golf course, Canmore Ranch, and two private homes next to Harvie Heights. Recent amendments to the land use regulations for this district unintentionally removed the development potential of these properties to the extent that the Town of Canmore would have been required by law to either to change the regulations to allow some level of development or else purchase the properties outright. After holding a public hearing on the matter, Council incorporated what they heard today and voted to reinstate the level of development previously allowed in the Land Use Bylaw with additional requirements that future development not detract from the natural values of the area and include a progressive reclamation plan.
Visit https://canmore.ca/documents/4144-2020-09-22-council-agenda-special to read the report.