Intermunicipal development plans
Strathcona County has adopted Intermunicipal Development Plans with Beaver County and the Town of Bruderheim.
Public engagement process for the project
The public engagement process for each of the IDPs provided information to the public on the IDPs and generated input from residents through open houses as well as comment sheets.
The Strathcona County and Beaver County IDP had one open house that was held at the Hastings Lake Community Hall on November 21, 2019.
View the open house information boards (17.1 MB) .
The Town of Bruderheim and Strathcona County IDP had one open house that was held at the Bruderheim Fire Station on November 18, 2019.
View the open house information boards (11.4 MB) .
Intermunicipal development plan FAQs:
1. Why do we need intermunicipal development plans?Permanent link to Why do we need intermunicipal development plans?
Recent changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) require that all municipalities within the province of Alberta with a shared boundary must complete and adopt an IDP, unless both municipalities are part of a growth region or have a mutual agreement for an IDP exemption.
Strathcona County shares a boundary with Beaver County, the Town of Bruderheim, the City of Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Leduc County and Sturgeon County.
Because Strathcona County and the following municipalities are both part of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB), we are not required to complete IDPs: the City of Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc County, and Sturgeon County. However, Strathcona County is working on IDPs with the Town of Bruderheim and Beaver County because these municipalities are not members of the EMRB.
2. What is an intermunicipal development plan?Permanent link to What is an intermunicipal development plan?
An intermunicipal development plan (IDP) is a high-level statutory plan jointly developed by two or more neighbouring municipalities.
IDPs ensure that land use decisions within the IDP area are thoughtfully considered through a cooperative planning approach to support the long-term interests of both municipalities.
Will the IDP affect my zoning?
Municipal Development Plans (MDPs) provide a comprehensive long-term land use policy framework, including direction on subdivision and rezoning. The IDP’s have been developed using the existing policy areas of each municipalities MDP, and as a result the proposed IDP will not affect existing land use zoning.