Innisfail and Red Deer County IDP
What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)?
The purpose of an IDP is to provide neighbouring municipalities with a high level, comprehensive long range land use plan for lands immediately surrounding or adjacent to another municipality such as a village, town, city or an adjacent county. IDPs provide joint policy direction for proposals for future development; transportation systems; intermunicipal infrastructure; environmental matters; coordination of intermunicipal programs related to physical, social and economic development; dispute resolution; and procedures to amend the plan.
Why is the County and Town reviewing their current IDP?
The Town of Innisfail and the Red Deer County IDP was adopted in October of 2006.
Since 2006 a number of changes have occurred most notably the annexation of approximately 9 ½ quarter sections from the County in 2007. In addition, a Joint Economic Development Study was undertaken involving lands along on the east side of Highway 2 but were not actually included in the IDP boundary at that time. That study identified areas where both municipalities could work together to explore development opportunities at strategic locations adjacent to the eastern boundary of Innisfail along Highway 2. As a result, both municipalities have determined that it is time to update the IDP to formalize recognize areas of mutual interest as well as various other changes that have occurred since 2006.
The initial public input component on the draft IDP has now concluded. We would like to thank everyone who provided their input and/or feedback. All comments received are currently being reviewed by both Red Deer County and the Town of Innisfail administration. Stay tuned for the next steps in the bylaw adoption process.
Any comments or concerns regarding the draft IDP can be sent to the following:
|Red Deer County|
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB
|Town of Innisfail|
403.337.3376 ext. 212
4943 53 Street