Intermunicipal Development Plans
The Intermunicipal Development Plan for the City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville was released February 2009.
The purpose of the plan is to ensure the coordinated and cooperative management of lands adjacent to the boundary of the City of Cold Lake within the M.D. It will further ensure development of these adjacent lands will be efficient and orderly when dealing with urban expansion and other land uses.
In 2016, the Town of Bonnyville and the Municipal District of Bonnyville starting working with Stantec to create an Intermunicipal Development Plan for lands bordering the two municipalities. This joint planning venture will help establish guidelines for future development along the borders, to ensure efficient and mutually beneficial use of those lands.
Village of Glendon, Summer Villages of Bonnyville Beach and Pelican Narrows
The M.D. of Bonnyville – Village of Glendon, Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach and Summer Village of Pelican Narrows are initiating the preparation of Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) for lands located along the boundary of these three municipalities within the M.D. of Bonnyville as identified on the accompanying maps:
An Open House was held at the end of February. This was an opportunity to introduce and explain the three IDP projects being prepared between the M.D. of Bonnyville and the Village of Glendon, the Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach and Summer Village of Pelican Narrows, to define the desired future for lands identified within each IDP area and assess the opportunities as well as the challenges of planning these lands.
If you missed the Open House, click on the documents below to see the presentation, as well as the information boards that were on display:
There is also a survey for residents to take - it is open until the end of March. Click here to take the survey now.
Stantec Consulting Ltd. has been hired to assist with the preparation of the IDPs.
For Further Information, please contact:
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
St. Paul and Lac La Biche
Rural Intermunicipal Development Plans Project
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a statutory policy document that is designed to foster cooperation and ensure that planning and development across municipal borders takes place in an integrated manner without unnecessary costs or negative impacts on either municipality.
Funded by the Province of Alberta, the following six municipalities worked collaboratively to achieve to IDPs for all of their shared boundaries:
- County of St. Paul
- Lac La Biche County
- County of Vermilion River
- Smoky Lake County
- County of Two Hills
- Municipal District of Bonnyville
Click here to read the Media Release about the Completion of the M.D.'s IDPs with the County of St. Paul and Lac La Biche County.
What does an Intermunicipal Development Plan contain?
IDPs map standard land and infrastructure features in the areas around the municipal boundary, known as at the fringe area, including land use, transportation, recreation, water and wastewater, and environmentally significant areas. Along with the mapping, IDP's typically address processes that relate to planning and developing including:
- A dispute resolution process that establishes a framework for intermunicipal disputes
- An amendment process that provides a set of guidelines for how the IDP can be amended
- A referral process that outlines who gets notified under what circumstances
IDPs can also contain provisions for:
- Current and future land uses
- Future development and service infrastructure
- Shared transportation and roadways
- Intermunicipal services such as recreation, emergency services etc.
How this affects you?
It's critical to include the community and affected stakeholders in planning for the future. We need residents help to understand the conditions along and nearby the municipal boundary.
Input from residents provided at the Open House sessions help determine where there may be potential opportunities to achieve an efficient approach for future intermunicipal service options and development.