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The fate of a proposed 20-unit private campground on the shore of Gull Lake in Alberta is on hold, following a public hearing this week, the Lacombe Globe reported.

The Lacombe County Council discussed, the rezoning of 26.5 acres of to recreation PR from agriculture at a meeting Thursday (May 8).

The land is adjacent to DeGraff’s RV Resort to the north and Wilson’s Beach Campground to the south.

The proposed campground would be owned by shareholders and would be a private campground set up for the capacity of 20 RV units.

Council members expressed concerns over what would be used as a communal wastewater system for the 20 units, and wondered if the wastewater system the neighboring RV resort will install could be used for the new campground.

“We have approval in place for a regional waste water treatment plant that we are hoping of constructing the first phase of this summer on the adjacent quarter,” said Glen Fraser with DeGraff’s RV Resort.

Councilman Ken Wigmore said if the council feels this development isn’t best for the land in question, it should have been communicated two years ago.

“In my mind two years ago we should have been at this stage telling Mr. (Tim) Gibbs that this isn’t the proper use of this land and it should be something else,” said Wigmore. “Whether it’s the proper use for an RV (campground) or not, I think he has met all the requirements he’s been asked to meet so far and it would certainly not be in our best interests to send it back to square one at this particular point.”

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