Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) Update

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Joint Public Hearing – Bylaw 441

Date: Tuesday, May 16
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lacombe County Council Chambers located at 40403 Range Road 274, Lacombe County

The Councils of the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County will be hosting a joint Public Hearing to hear feedback on the draft Intermunicipal Development Plan.  Both Councils have given 1st Reading to their Intermunicipal Plan Bylaw. 

How do I get involved?

Any person or group wishing to express their views on the proposed bylaw amendment will be given the opportunity to make a presentation.

All written letters or petitions regarding this amendment are to:

  1. Be filled with the Chief Administrative Officer no later than 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  2. Contain the names and addresses of all persons making the presentation, and
  3. State the name and address of all persons authorized to represent a group of persons or the public at large.

What is an IDP?
An IDP is a plan that is developed between neighbouring municipalities and has a set boundary. The document outlines future land uses, policies and objectives, which the municipalities have agreed upon. The Plan helps establish policies for cooperation, development, and land uses.  The original plan was adopted in 1993 and was last updated in 2007.

Who Does it Affect?
An IDP affects those property owners whose lands are located within the IDP boundary. The IDP provides the property owners with appropriate land uses and development options for their land based on their proximity to existing residential, industrial, agricultural or commercial uses; environmental features; and proximity to major transportation routes. The IDP helps ensure that future development can be integrated into existing neighbourhoods and will work alongside established land uses.

A draft version of the Intermunicipal Plan is available for your review.

For information contact:

Jennifer Kirchner RPP, MCIP
Planner II
Phone: 403-782-1264 ex. 228
E-mail: jkirchner@lacombe.ca