Council approves Willow Lake Area Structure Plan

Council has approved the framework for development in the Willow Lake area, located southeast of Fort McMurray.

Council approved the Willow Lake Area Structure Plan (ASP) at their June 9 meeting. The plan encompasses Gregoire Lake Estates and the area surrounding Willow Lake — often referred to as Gregoire Lake. The new document replaces the former ASP, which was approved in 1991.

“I’m glad to have an updated plan in place for the Willow Lake area,” said Councillor Jane Stroud, who represents Ward 4, where Willow Lake is located. “This guiding plan will ensure recreational opportunities and preserving the natural environment are central to development in the area.”

Preserving the environment and character of the area, enhancing recreation, promoting health and safety, and providing safe transportation networks are principles of the ASP. The plan was developed in collaboration with residents and other stakeholders.

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