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Planning for the Future in the Calgary Metro Region

Friday, November 20, 2020

The next phase of public engagement for a Regional Growth Plan is underway by the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB).Learn more about the proposed approach and share your thoughts so that the views of Rocky View County are reflected in the policies of the Regional Growth Plan. Deadline for Read More...

Planning for the Next Million Residents in the Calgary Metro Region

Monday, July 27, 2020

The ten municipalities in the Calgary Metropolitan Region are working together to develop a long-term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the region.Between July 24 and September 4, you can provide public feedback on different ways to approach growth so that the views of Rocky View County are Read More...

Council to Decide on South Conrich Conceptual Scheme and Re-designation at July 14 Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rocky View County Council voted on June 25 to consider second and third readings of Bylaw C-7957-2019 (Conceptual Scheme Amendment – South Conrich Conceptual Scheme) and Bylaw C-7959-2019 (Re-designation Item – Ranch and Farm Two to Business/Business Campus and Public Services District – South Read More...

Provincial River Hazard Studies Updates

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Alberta Environment and Parks has released an update on the status of the Bow and Elbow River Hazard Study and the Siksika Bow River Hazard Study.The potential for flooding can occur throughout many areas in Alberta. To assist Albertans in mitigating potential flood losses, Alberta Environment and Read More...

Siksika Bow River Hazard Study Update

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alberta Environment and Parks has released an update on the status of the Siksika Bow River Hazard Study.The multi-year study, which started in the fall of 2017, assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 217 km of the Bow River downstream of the Highwood River confluence. The study area Read More...

Commercial Auto Mall Application Tabled

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

An application for a land use re-designation that would allow the construction of an auto mall on Springbank Road in Rocky View County has been tabled by Council pending the completion of the Springbank Area Structure Plan.Any land use re-designation application must respect the appropriate planning Read More...

County Reviewing Thorlakson Family Farms Development Permit Application

Monday, May 6, 2019

On March 1, 2019, Rocky View County started fining Thorlakson Family Farms $1,500 per day as a result of non-compliance on the Development Permit process for a compost operation located approximately six kilometers northeast of Airdrie.On March 22, the County received a Development Permit Read More...

Canada’s Largest Solar Farm Proposed for Rocky View County

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rocky View County has passed land use changes that will pave the way for the creation of the largest solar farm development in Canada.At full operation, it is estimated the proposed 954-acre solar farm development by RealPart Canada will generate about 150 megawatts of power, which is equivalent to Read More...

County Explains Path Forward for Compost Operation

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rocky View County is clarifying its approach to a composting operation approximately six kilometers northeast of Airdrie, after a number of County and Airdrie residents expressed concerns about the business.At a public hearing on December 11, 2018, the County approved a land use change to begin Read More...

Decisions Issued on Omni Area Structure Plan

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rocky View County and the City of Calgary have received a ruling from the Municipal Government Board on the future of commercial lands on the border of the two municipalities.The lands are located on Calgary’s eastern boundary, northwest of the hamlet of Conrich. The area is covered by the County’s Read More...

Council Decisions: November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the November 13, 2018 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific, official details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), or in the minutes of this Read More...

Province Told to Resubmit Springbank Dam Environmental Assessment

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has ruled that the Environmental Impact Statement provided by the Province of Alberta for the Springbank Dam project does not fully conform to the guidelines the CEAA provided in 2016. The Province will now be required to submit a revised Read More...

County Responds to Growth Management Board Amendments

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rocky View County has submitted its response to amended draft regulations for the Alberta government’s mandated Calgary Metropolitan Region Growth Management Board.“The Province only allowed 14 days for public comments, and right in the heat of a municipal election. Given the impact this will have Read More...

Aggregate Site Development Plans Approved

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rocky View County Council has approved revised Master Site Development Plans (MSDP) for three aggregate extraction and processing operations along Highway 567 near Range Road 40.In July of this year, Council approved land use re-designation applications for the sites, and requested the three Read More...

Glenbow Ranch Area Structure Plan Appealed

Friday, September 8, 2017

The City of Calgary and the Town of Cochrane have filed notices of appeal with the Alberta Municipal Government Board over the Glenbow Ranch Area Structure Plan (ASP), which was approved by Rocky View County Council on July 25, 2017.County Council passed the Glenbow Ranch Area Structure Plan with Read More...

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