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Sundre Airport hanger area expansion approved

Approval to subdivide parcel into eight, 0.16-acre lots at Mountain View County-owned airport came during Oct. 6 meeting

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY – The county’s municipal planning commission has approved an application to subdivide eight lots, each being 0.16 acres in size, located at the Sundre Airport.

The change will allow for future hangar development at the site, which is about two kilometres west of Sundre. The subject lands are located within the Sundre Airport and are designed airport district. 

“The proposed subdivisions will allow for the future sale of these lots to the public for personal, business or government development,” administration said in a briefing note to the commission. 

The applicant is Mountain View County, which owns the airport.

The subject quarter is bordered by an aggregate extraction operation to the north, residential and recreational uses to the south, agricultural lands to the west and east, as well as residential lots with some commercial district zoned land in the quarter to the northwest.

The proposed lots can be accessed by way of a gravel road to the south that branches off the main terminal road.

“The planning and development department is not recommending that any of the surrounding internal roads, taxiways or apron be upgraded as a condition of subdivision approval. The current internal road standards are sufficient to allow for the future development and use of the proposed lots.”

There were no objections or concerns raised during the circulation process as part of the subdivision application, members heard.

Administration supported the application, saying it is within the parameters described in the municipal development plan, the South McDougal Flats area structure plan, and the land use bylaw.

A condition of the subdivision is that the applicant must enter into an access right-of-way, dedicating the northerly 7.5 metres across the subject parcels to be registered concurrently with the subdivision registration to the satisfaction of the Land Titles Office.

Made up of county councillors and appointed public members, the commission is the county’s approving authority.

Coun. Dwayne Fulton chaired the Oct. 6 commission meeting.

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