(Lacombe, July 7, 2017) – At its July 6, 2017 meeting, Lacombe County officially adopted the revised Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) – a project that was nearly two (2) years in the making.
The MDP is one of the County’s most important documents as it provides guidance on how the County will develop over the next decade. The LUB is the regulatory document which outlines specific requirements with regard to development while supporting the policies of the MDP. Both of these documents were developed in collaboration with the public under the direction of Council.
“We stated from the beginning that the public had an important role in updating the MDP and LUB, and that their involvement was key in setting out a clear and shared vision for the future development of the County,” said Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law. “We stayed true to that vision from start to end, and have come up with a document that reflects the wants and needs of our community with regards to our future growth.”
From the start, Council was committed to engaging the public and ensuring the MDP and LUB reflected the wants and needs of County ratepayers. Through a series of public meetings and open houses in 2016 and 2017, County residents, small business owners, members of industry and government agencies helped to identify areas in need of change and evaluated policy options developed in response to the feedback. They also reviewed the final drafts before they were approved by Council.
“We had an idea of what people wanted, like the protection of agriculture, rural living, and the environment,” said Law.
Lacombe County would like to say a big thank you to all stakeholders involved in the process. The involvement of individuals from across the County made the final MDP and LUB truly collaborative documents.
You can see more details on the MDP website - http://www.mdp.lacombecounty.com/ - or by clicking on the document links below.
For additional information, please contact:
Anita O’Driscoll, Senior Planner