ASP 101

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ASP 101


What's Included in an ASP?

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a statutory planning document submitted to a municipality that acts as a high-level blueprint for what can take place on a specific area of land.

Foothills County and developers will use the Oxbow ASP document as a framework to guide development of the plan area.

Residents and neighbours will be able to use the Oxbow ASP to understand how their community will continue to evolve and grow.

The following elements will be included within the Oxbow ASP.


Development
Development

The type and general location of development.

Density
Density

The number of people who will live and work in the community in the future.

Transportation
Transportation

A vision for the transportation network.

Greenspace
Greenspace

A proposed plan for open space, parks, and trails.

Enviromental Well-Being
Enviromental Well-Being

A comprehensive understanding of existing environmental conditions and the mitigation measures that reduce, mitigate, and compensate for potential impacts.

Infrastructure + Servicing
Infrastructure + Servicing

A plan for stormwater management, utilities, and municipal support service networks that will meet the future needs of the plan area.

Development Staging
Development Staging

A sequence for staging development of the plan area.

 

Policy Context


A change in policy.

The regional planning context has shifted since we our submitted our preliminary Draft Area Structure Plan (ASP) to Foothills County for their initial review in 2017.

In 2018, the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) was formed and mandated its member municipalities to ensure responsible regional planning and growth management, optimize shared services and economic wellbeing, and foster sustainable growth.
Foothills County is a member of the CMRB and must submit statutory plans of regional significance to the CMRB for review and approval.

If approved, the Oxbow ASP will be deemed a statutory plan. Walton will ensure that the document is consistent with the long-term regional interests identified by the CMRB's Interim Growth Plan (IGP) and Interim Regional Evaluation Framework (IREF).

 

Want to know more?

Are you curious about the planning framework that guides growth in this area? We have compiled a list of the planning policies that all growth within Foothills County is required to follow.

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP), 2014

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Calgary Metropolitan Regional Board (CMRB) Interim Growth Plan (IGP), 2018

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Municipal Development Plan, 2010

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Growth Management Strategy, 2013

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Foothills County Planning Webpage

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Foothills County Planning Hierarchy

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