Long-term planning by Council and Administration is an ongoing process. Strategic Plans are reviewed and updated annually, as are the Ten-Year Financial Plan and capital projects list. Town Budgets are developed between May and October each year, with Council deliberations and approval scheduled at the end of the year.
Long-term plans that guide the development of specific areas of Town or that establish rules for specific activities are developed and approved as required or legislated. These processes sometimes require years of advance planning before the impact is evident in our community. For instance, it may feel as if Sunset Ridge is a fairly new community, but the first Area Structure Plan was received by Council in 2005.
Area Structure Plans
An Area Structure Plan* (ASP) is drafted when a new parcel of land is identified for development. Using the MDP as a reference, it guides and directs specific land use, subdivision and development decisions that collectively determine the form a community will take. Please note: ASP names may or may not match the current name of the development.