The waters have calmed somewhat after the Paradise Shores RV public hearing and even those opposed far outweighed those in favour, RV Sites Canada said they will continue moving ahead.
Owner Dave Hamm issued a statement last week saying the development is progressing ahead of schedule and when complete it will fill a need.
“There is a drastic lack of supply of fully serviced RV campgrounds with incredible amenities here in Alberta. We are helping to ensure some of the land around lakes is developed for camping and not just for second homes,” he said.
“New RV resorts like this will ensure Alberta families, who are frustrated with the with the lack of RV campsites, can enjoy RV’ing in their province and not have to spend all their money out of province on long hauls.”
About 400 people attended the public hearing March 17 at the Stettler Ag Pavillion for the high density RV resort, that if approved will add about 1,000 lots in three phases on 110 acres along Buffalo Lake.
The county received 32 letters of support and 121 submissions against. Twenty people took to the podium to voice their concerns.
Stettler County said they received an unprecedented amount of input and engagement from the public in response to the proposed development.
“We are committed to understanding the opposition presented to us and are thankful for the public’s participation in the input process,” Stettler County posted on their social media last week.
“We feel we now have a good understanding of all the issues surrounding the proposed development. We are continuing to research and investigate all of the ideas presented to us.”
At the end of the public hearing Stettler County tabled second reading of two bylaws allowing for the development because of objections filed by the Summer Villages of White Sands and Rochon Sands.
This dispute has a 60-day resolution process.