Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

Each municipality in Alberta must pass a MDP, this is a recent change in 2021.  A MDP is a statutory planning document under the Part 17 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

A copy of the Town's Municipal Development Plan (Bylaw 1157 - passed in 2009) can be found here.

The MDP must address the following:
  • the future land use within the municipality,
  • the manner of and the proposals for future development in the municipality,
  • the co-ordination of land use, future growth patterns, and other infrastructure with adjacent municipalities if there is no IDP (Intermunicipal Development Plan),
  • the provision of required transportation systems either generally or specifically within the municipality and in relation to adjacent municipalities, and
  • the provision of municipal services and facilities either generally or specifically.

The MDP may address the following:
  • proposals for the financing and programming of municipal infrastructure,
  • the coordination of municipal programs relating to the physical, social, economic development of the municipality,
  • environmental matters within the municipality,
  • the financial resources of the municipality,
  • the economic development of the municipality, and
  • any other matter relating to the physical, social, or economic development of the municipality.

As new proposals are received for planning & development processes, staff must ensure that the MDP is followed.

List of Amendments to the MDP since its adoption:
  • Bylaw 2021-05: Amendment to Section 3.4: Local and Planned Development.

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

The Town of St. Paul and County of St. Paul No. 19's Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) can be found here.  This plan was passed by Bylaw in 2019.

This IDP identifies a 50 year development strategy within the County of St. Paul No. 19 and the Town of St. Paul intermunicipal area. It also provides a set of policies for those lands that each Council and Administration will use as a basis for decision-making on land use, transportation and servicing matters within the IDP area. The IDP also informs citizens and businesses on intermunicipal priorities.

Last updated: April 16, 2021