On Tuesday, September 23 council voted to “receive the Bremner Growth Study as information” which automatically triggers a motion from last November requiring administration to proceed with a Colchester Growth Study. No further action will be undertaken on Bremner until the Colchester Growth Study is completed allowing the two approved priority growth areas of Bremner and Colchester to then be fairly compared. Six councillors and our mayor voted in favor of the motion, one against, and one abstained due to a perceived conflict of interest.
Responsible Growth for Strathcona County would like to commend the seven on council for ACTING RESPONSIBLY. Six cited the need to proceed with the Colchester study to enable them to make an informed decision on future urban expansion. The Colchester Growth Management Study should be completed within the next 12 to 18 months. The Bremner study stated that a new urban expansion area is not required before 2020.
Responsible Growth for Strathcona County will continue to keep the residents and tax payers of Strathcona County informed about this important debate.