Intermunicipal Development Plans


Village of Glendon & Summer Villages of Bonnyville Beach and Pelican Narrows

St. Paul and Lac La Biche

Cold Lake

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 will be an open house held in Cold Lake on September 28. See below for more information.

CL IDP Open House Postcard_Page_1

CL IDP Open House Postcard_Page_2


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:

Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach Map

Summer Village of Pelican Narrows Map

Village of Glendon Map

Below, please find the final versions of each IDP.

M.D. of Bonnyville and Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach

M.D. of Bonnyville and Summer Village of Pelican Narrows

M.D. of Bonnyville and Village of Glendon

A Joint Public Hearing was held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Bonnyville Seniors’ Drop-In Centre. This open house gave residents a chance for public comment and feedback on the proposed IDPs. Finalized copies of the IDPs will be ready soon. (Updated July 15, 2019).

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:

Feb. 26, 2019 Open House Presentation

Feb. 26, 2019 Open House Information Displays

Stantec Consulting Ltd. has been hired to assist with the preparation of the IDPs.

For Further Information, please contact: 
Bonnie McInnis 
Senior Associate
Stantec Consulting Ltd.

St. Paul and Lac La Biche

Rural Intermunicipal Development Plans Project

Project Purpose

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.

Lac La Biche Intermunicipal Development Plan

County of St. Paul Intermunicipal Development Plan

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.