An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory document prepared with two (or more) municipalities that share a common border. An IDP ensures future development and land use policy are coordinated between municipalities. Clearwater County and the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 have agreed to jointly engage in an IDP, as per the Municipal Government Act, for the lands located between a 1.6 kilometre (1 mile) boundary on either side of our shared border. If you live in this area, or are interested in this project, you are invited provide your input on the draft IDP.
The County of Wetaskiwin and Clearwater County both provided two weeks for online public engagement before moving forward with scheduling a Public Hearing. Potential amendments to the IDP from this consultation will be considered at the Public Hearing on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. Any members of the public is welcome to attend the public hearing and provide comment.
IDP Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IDP?
The IDP is a statutory plan, outlined in the Municipal Government Act (MGA), meant to enhance regional cooperation and collaboration by helping to facilitate efficient and compatible land development. The IDP guides the land use planning decisions of both Counties to reach a mutually desired future for the area. It seeks to establish a clear understanding of each municipality’s long-term planning interests and ways to build upon the positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the two municipalities.
Why is this Plan being developed?
The Government of Alberta requires that all municipalities that share a common boundary must adopt an IDP by 2020.
Is this Plan related to a specific development project?
The IDP project has not been triggered by a specific development project. An IDP is a long range planning document that describes how lands along the municipal boundary will be developed in the future. It does not propose any specific development project.
Will the IDP rezone my land?
No, your land's existing land use district is not affected by the IDP.
Should you have any further questions or would like more information about the IDP, please contact: County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 - Naomi Finseth, Municipal Intern at 780-352-3321 or email@example.com