Robb ASP Renewal News

Update March 16, 2020:

POSTPONED: Public Hearing for Robb Area Structure Plan Mar. 24, 2020 9:30 AM in County Council Chambers

The Public Hearing and regularly scheduled Yellowhead County Council Meeting on March 24, 2020, has been postponed to an undetermined date in the future. Please contact Yellowhead County at 1-800-665-6030 or 780-23-4800 for more information.

Yellowhead County is reviewing and updating the Hamlet of Robb Area Structure Plan. The County has retained Invistec Consulting to conduct the review and update of the Plan.

Public Hearing for new Robb Area Structure Plan on March 24, 2020

View the draft Robb Area Structure Plan PDF :

Robb ASP 2020 – Draft (PDF 6MB)

Update March 3, 2020:

Yellowhead County is inviting comments from the public for the Robb Area Structure Plan Public Hearing on March 24, 2020.

The Robb Area Structure Plan is going to Public Hearing before Yellowhead County Council on March 24th, 2020! Residents and business owners are encouraged to read the attached draft and attend to provide their feedback.

Update January 20, 2020:

Robb Residents Provide Feedback on new Community Plan

Yellowhead County and Invistec Consulting Ltd. hosted a successful Community Open House for the hamlet of Robb Area Structure Plan on January 7, 2020. The event allowed more than 25 residents to provide their input on the future direction of the hamlet, and on specific land-use policies.

Residents were asked for their feedback on residential, retail, industrial, and open space lands in the hamlet and their information further refined the Area Structure Plan document. After changes are made, a presentation of the Area Structure Plan to Yellowhead County Council will take place on February 25, 2020.

Update December 23, 2019:

Please join us at a Community Open House on January 7, 2020 at the Robb Community Hall! This event is a drop-in event from 6 – 8 PM, with a formal presentation at 6:30 PM.

The Community Open House will review the draft land use concept and the Area Structure Plan policies where residents can provide their feedback. Your feedback will be used to revise and finalize the plan.

If you are unable to attend this event, please provide your feedback in our surveys below! Each survey should take 2 minutes or less. 

  1. Policy Clarity and Land Use Concept Survey
  2. General Policies Survey
  3. Residential Policies Survey
  4. Commercial Policies Survey
  5. Open Spaces and Parks Policies Survey
  6. Hamlet Services Policies Survey
  7. Commercial Recreation Policies Survey
  8. Industrial Policies Survey
  9. Reserve Land Policies

Thanks for providing your feedback. This extremely valuable information will be used to improve Robb as you see fit!

Update November 14, 2019: 

Based on the information provided by the residents of Robb at the Community BBQ, a Vision Statement has been created to guide decision making for Robb in the future. Yellowhead County and Invistec Consulting Ltd. are looking for feedback on this Vision Statement from both seasonal and permanent residents of Robb. This feedback ensures that the Vision for Robb matches the goals of the community. Paper copy surveys will be mailed out Friday. You can also provide your feedback here

Update November 12, 2019:

As part of the IMAGINE Robb project, Yellowhead County hosted a well-attended Community BBQ in Robb on October 29th, 2019. The What We Heard Report summarizes residents’ vision for the future of Robb and will be used to inform the design stage of the project. You can read it here.

What is an ASP?

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a legal document that guides future land uses for an area. For the Hamlet of Robb, the ASP will establish a vision for the future of the community, and provide a tool for the County to manage new development, redevelopment, and infill in the Hamlet. It is a long-range document that will plan future development within the Hamlet.

What is the Process?

This project will take a 3-phase approach, as depicted in the infographic below:

How can I get Involved?

There are opportunities for landowners, stakeholders, and other interested parties to get involved throughout the planning process. Engagement opportunities will be found on this website in the “News” section above and include in-person events, surveys, and written feedback. Look for the “Imagine the Hamlet of Robb” logo for engagement opportunities.

Who Does it Affect?

The Hamlet of Robb ASP affects landowners whose lands are located within the ASP, stakeholders, and anyone interested in developing within the Hamlet of Robb. The Plan will provide landowners, stakeholders, and other interested parties with appropriate land uses and development options for their lands based on the policies adopted within the Plan. The Plan will lay out the land uses to locate future development to be compatible with existing residential, commercial, recreational, and industrial uses.

Why Update the Plan?

While there are many reasons to review and revise planning documents, the three key reasons for updating the Hamlet of Robb ASP are:

  1. The boundary of the Hamlet has changed. The ASP was completed prior to Robb’s boundary was enlarged.
  2. County planning documents, such as the Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw, have changed. The Robb ASP needs to align with these documents.
  3. Provides an opportunity to re-imagine the vision for the community, and update it to better reflect the direction that the County and residents want to see Robb head towards.

How long will It take?

The review and update process will be ongoing for about the next 6 months, with the goal of holding the public hearing for the updated plan in March 2020.

How Can I Find out More Information?

Please contact Stephen Yu for more information on the planning process:

Stephen Yu, MPlan | Senior Planner

Invistec Consulting Ltd | 780-217-7751