Planning Documents

Planning Documents

Land use planning in Alberta must follow plans at both the Provincial and Municipal levels of government.

Municipal Government Act: The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the legislative framework in which all municipalities across the Province of Alberta operate. It provides the governance model for municipalities and lays the foundation of how we function, including areas of planning and development.

The MGA identifies the hierarchy and relationship of statutory plans, so that each plan will be consistent with the plans above it and, in the event of an inconsistency, which provisions in what plan will prevail.

Provincial Land Use Framework: The Land-Use Framework (LUF) sets out an approach to managing the province's land and natural resources to achieve Alberta’s long-term economic, environmental and social goals. The LUF established seven new land-use regions and calls for the development of a regional plan for each.

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework: The ICF is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities to ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently and cost effectively. The goal is to enable municipalities to collaborate regarding service delivery and cost-sharing.

Intermunicipal Development Plan: All municipalities sharing a common boundary, effective March 31, 2020 (for urban municipalities, and effective March 31, 2021 for rural municipalities) were required to adopt an IDP between the municipalities. An IDP is a statutory plan that establishes any conflict relating to planning activities within or around another Municipality; and, ensures orderly development by reducing unnecessary costs and negative impacts on either municipality.

Municipal Development Plan: The MDP is a statutory plan that establishes policies for land use and other matters for the entire municipality. It is a high level document that provides leadership and direction in the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas and provisions for the infrastructure necessary to encourage sustainable and economic development.

Local Area Structure Plan(s):

Land Use Bylaw

The LUB is a planning tool that helps implement the goals in the land use plans and regulates development within the Village. All parcels of land are divided into different districts; each district consists of development regulations and permitted or discretionary uses to be considered.

Municipal Development Plan Bylaw  

Inter-Municipal Development Plan Bylaw

Land Use Bylaw

Subdivision Authority Bylaw

Development Authority Bylaw

Inter-Municipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board