Planning Structure in Alberta
Municipal Government Act – the law under which all Alberta Municipalities are empowered to shape their communities. Part 17 regulates Planning and Development.
Alberta Land Use Stewardship Act – provides direction on leadership in identifying current and future land-use objectives of the Province, including economic, environmental, and social objectives, while respecting property rights.
South Saskatchewan Regional Plan – a long term plan that identifies strategic directions for the region over the next 10 years.
Intermunicipal Development Plans – a statutory land use plan prepared by two municipalities that share a common border. An IDP is a broad-based policy document that is designed to ensure that development takes place in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner without unnecessary costs and negative impacts on either municipality.
- Newell/Special Areas
- Newell/Cypress County
- Newell/MD of Taber
- Newell/Vulcan County
- Newell/Wheatland County
- Newell/Village of Rosemary
- Newell/Village of Duchess
- Newell/Town of Bassano
- Newell/City of Brooks
Municipal Development Plan – a long-range planning tool that communicates the desired land use for a community. The MDP shows how a community is expected to change over time and the shape it will take in the future.
- Bylaw 1705-10 Municipal Development Plan
Area Structure Plans - describes the proposed land uses in a specific area and the sequence of development. It shows the future land uses, population density and the general location of transportation and public utilities.
- Cassils Road ASP
- Timko Industrial ASP
- Deer Run Estates ASP
- Jackson Light Industrial ASP
- North Headgates ARP
Land Use Bylaw - divides the municipality into districts and prescribes and regulates the uses for each district. It is the means by which the County can implement the MDP and other statutory plans.