Invistec visited the Plan Area on July 28th to take perimeter site photos and to meet with the Town to discuss the NCP project. The project is now shifting into the mid phase between Phase 2 (land use concept) and Phase 3 (NCP finalization).
The Town is reviewing the first draft of the NCP document, while Invistec awaits further comments on the proposed land use concept from landowners prior to continuing work on the NCP document.
Next steps: Invistec and the Town are working towards organizing a date/method for the Public Open House. The Public Open House will allow landowners and members of the public to review the proposed land use concept and land use policies. Landowners will be notified via mail of the proposed date(s) for the Open House once a method for hosting the event is determined due to COVID-19.
Updated June 10, 2020
A virtual workshop was held on May 28, 2020, with landowners within the NCP boundary. Highlights of the workshop can be viewed via the video below. The landowners in attendance provided their aspirations and visions for their lands, which will be incorporated into the land use concept and the vision statement for the plan. Read the What We Heard Report.
This survey was intended only for those landowners within the Plan Area as well as those adjacent to it. The information provided will help Invistec understand landowner interests and concerns and will help further inform the land use concept for this project! This survey closed June 8th, 2020.
Updated April 21, 2020
West End Neighbourhood Concept Plan
The Town of Edson has contracted Invistec Consulting Ltd to prepare a Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP) for the West End Area.
What is an NCP?
An NCP is a non-statutory (not legally binding) document that aims to establish a long-term vision for a specified Plan Area. In addition, the NCP will provide the Town with a comprehensive plan that establishes a long-range vision for orderly and economical development.
What is the process?
This project will take a 3-phase approach, as depicted in the infographic below:
How can I get involved?
There are opportunities for landowners, key stakeholders, and other interested parties to get involved throughout the planning process. Engagement opportunities will be found on this website and will be updated as the project progresses. Opportunities for feedback and engagement will include a landowner workshop, surveys, and a public open house*.
*Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, Invistec, in consultation with the Town, have devised alternative (online) engagement methods for this project. Subject to Federal and Provincial Health orders, engagement for this project will be online, rather than in in-person until further notice.
Who does it affect?
The West End NCP affects landowners whose lands are located within the Plan Area, key stakeholders, as well as anyone interested in developing within the Plan Area in the future. The NCP will provide landowners, key stakeholders, and other interested parties with appropriate land uses and development options for their lands based on the policies adopted within the NCP. The Plan will layout the land uses to locate future light industrial and commercial uses and ensure that these uses are compatible with existing and adjacent land uses.
Why create an NCP?
The three key reasons for creating an NCP for the West End are:
The Plan Area is adjacent to lands that are outside of the Town of Edson and are within the jurisdiction of Yellowhead County. Coordinated planning efforts are a requirement of the Town’s Intermunicipal Development Plan agreement with the County as well as the Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan.
In order to achieve orderly and economically efficient use of lands, a plan is prepared. The NCP will provide direction to many details from engineering and infrastructure, to how the Plan Area will be serviced, as well as how the land uses will be arranged.
Provides an opportunity to establish a larger (and more coherent) vision for the Plan Area, and ultimately better reflect the aspirations of the Town, as well as each landowners goals for their land.
How long will it take?
The West End NCP will be ongoing between April 2020 – November 2020 and will conclude with the NCP being adopted by resolution of Town Council.
How can I find out more information?
Please contact Stephen Yu for more information on the planning process: