RM of Sherwood moving ahead with major new development

The Rural Municipality of Sherwood is moving ahead with plans for a major housing development on the outskirts of Regina.

A major new housing development on the outskirts of Regina continues to move forward.

The Rural Municipality of Sherwood has voted to approve a zoning measure that would support development of a community that could be home to 14,000.

The proposed site is about one kilometre south of the Wascana campus of SIAST.

The developers are proposing to build their own sewage treatment plant.

They are looking for the necessary provincial approvals on that and hope to have permission in place by the end of September.

The project, called Wascana Village, was unveiled earlier this summer.

There are plans to build homes, two elementary schools, a high school, a seniors home, three lakes and a toboggan hill.

Ontario-based Great Prairie Development Corp. is the main player behind the project.

If it goes ahead, it will take eight to 13 years to complete.