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Intermunicipal Development Plan
Brazeau County and Town of Drayton Valley Intermunicipal Development Plan
What is an IDP?
An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a high-level policy plan created by neighbouring municipalities. The Government of Alberta mandates that municipalities with a shared border complete an IDP.
An IDP is designed to foster cooperation and integrated development near the municipal boundaries so that unnecessary costs and negative impacts for the municipalities are avoided. The principles and objectives established in the IDP guide the growth of future development by identifying general locations for major land uses and servicing. In addition to guiding future growth, if there is a disagreement between municipalities on development, IDPs provide a framework for dispute resolution.
An IDP is not annexation and does not change any municipal boundaries. In accordance with the existing Annexation Settlement Agreement between Town of Drayton Valley and Brazeau County, no further annexations will happen until:
- the Town’s population is 19,362, or
- January 1st, 2061.
As a point of reference, the Town’s population as of the 2016 Federal Census is 7,235.
An IDP also does not rezone land within either the Town of Drayton Valley or Brazeau County.
The IDP can be viewed here!