Intermunicipal Development Plans
Currently Under Review
The Municipal District of Bonnyville, in partnership with the City of Cold Lake, has engaged ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. to update the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The current IDP was adopted in 2009 and needs to be updated to reflect the changes in the region in the last 12 years, such as the recent City annexation, and to reflect new and emerging priorities.
In 2019, a technical review of existing documents, constraints and opportunities was completed. Following this review of technical information, a draft proposed future land use concept was developed and sent to landowners for comment. Since that time, the draft IDP has been prepared based on background technical work, discussions between M.D. and City Administrations, input from the two Councils, and feedback from landowners.
The draft IDP is now ready for public review. Click here to read it now.
For a video on the review, click here.
There was an open house held in Cold Lake on September 28. See below for more information.
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.