Melfort approves new community plan

MELFORT — Melfort council has approved a new community plan. Now it requires provincial approval before it is officially implemented.

Rick Lang, Melfort’s mayor, said the plan has been updated from start to finish.

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“The whole plan is basically a plan forward for where we go for years to come,” Lang said. “It is something set out for the next 20 years.”

Residential objectives in the policy include housing diversity to meet the needs of all citizens; infill development to support and enhance Melfort’s existing residential areas; new residential areas; concept planning to provide security for existing and future residents; as well as to provide compatible and complementary land uses within residential areas.

Some land has been identified in the policy for future development, and other land has been marked for potential future development.

The plan was approved at the regular council on Oct. 7, after residents made their voices heard during a special council meeting on Sept. 25, and several open houses leading up to it.

“Of course, we’ll always get some feedback, some minor changes,” Lang said. “There have been minor changes done based on the feedback that was provided, but it was very minor and those adjustments were made shortly after the open houses.”

When the community plan receives provincial approval, it will become available to read online at the City of Melfort’s website.

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