In the fall of 2019, the Rural Municipality of Springfield initiated three new planning projects that will further define its future growth. The projects are:
1. West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan
- 2nd Reading of By-law 2021-21 West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan
- 2nd Reading 2021-21 Schedule A - West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan (with minor amendments)
2. Oakbank South Area Secondary Plan
- 3rd and Final Reading of By-law 2021-20 Oakbank South Secondary Plan
- 3rd and Final Reading 2021-20 Schedule A - Oakbank South Secondary Plan
3. New Springfield Zoning By-law 21-25 (Public Hearing October 28, 2021)
- 1st Reading of By-law 2021-25 Springfield Zoning By-law
- 1st 2021-25 Schedule A - Springfield Zoning By-law
- Notice of Public Hearing for By-law 21-25
In November 2019, a series of in-person public information sessions were held to gather information from residents and landowners in creation of the Secondary Plans and Zoning By-law (Phase 1 Engagement). The draft Secondary Plans and draft Zoning By-law were presented virtually through a narrated presentation and other documents posted on the RM of Springfield website in December 2020. A survey requesting feedback on the documents was available until mid-January 2021 (Phase 2 Engagement).). The final round of engagement was hosted in May 2021 through a series of virtual open houses and survey (Phase 3 Engagement).
The project is now at the stage that the documents are going through the formal adoption process by Council, under The Planning Act.
West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan
The intent of the West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan is to facilitate additional rural residential development south of Birds Hill Park. Development in this area should be compatible with existing and adjacent uses, maintain the rural nature of the area and protect groundwater resources.
The West Pine Ridge Secondary Plan has been given First Reading by Council and a Public Hearing has been held on September 23, 2021. At the September 23, 2021 Council Meeting, Council had granted second reading to By-law 2021-21.
Oakbank South Secondary Plan
The purpose of the Oakbank South Secondary Plan is to recognize Oakbank as the largest settlement center in the municipality and to promote efficient and orderly development of the southern area of town, where the majority of serviced growth will be direct over the next 20 years.
The Oakbank South Secondary Plan has been given First Reading by Council and a Public Hearing has been held on September 23, 2021. At the September 23, 2021 Council Meeting, Council made minor text amendments then granted second reading and third reading to By-law 2021-20. Our office is in the process of editing the Oakbank South Secondary Plan relating to Council's minor text amendments then we will be in the position to post the documents on the website.
Springfield Zoning By-law
Springfield’s Zoning By-law was last updated in 2010 and needed to be updated to reflect the recently adopted Development Plan and the new Secondary Plans.
The By-law has received First Reading on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The Public Hearing is scheduled for October 28, 2021. See formal notice above.
If you would like a hard copy of the documents, they can be picked up during regular working hours (8:30am to Noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday to Friday) at the Municipal Planning and Development Office located at Unit 1 – 686 Main Street in Oakbank.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions and limited capacity, Council is encouraging virtual attendance for this public hearing.
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