Intermunicipal Development Plans

City of Lacombe / Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan

At the July 6, 2017 meeting, County Council gave second and third reading and passed Bylaw No. 1239/17 regarding the Lacombe Intermunicipal Development Plan.

Should you require further information or have any questions or concerns, please contact Anita O'Driscoll, Senior Planner at  or 403-782-8389.

The IDP is designed to provide a cooperative framework for managing changing land use in the fringe area around Lacombe. Originally adopted in 1993, the IDP encourages the Town and County to work together to address many growth issues that we are faced with in a way that respects the interests and needs of both municipalities. Our objective is to ensure that areas are protected for the long-term growth of the Town without unduly interfering with the continuation of existing uses in the urban fringe. The Town's future growth areas are identified in the IDP.

pdf Lacombe IDP - Final (11.52 MB)  (2017)

pdf Lacombe IDP - Servicing Study - Final (37.44 MB)


Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan Review

Lacombe County, Ponoka County, the Summer Village of Parkland Beach and the Summer Village of Gull Lake are hosting a joint Public Hearing to outline changes that are being proposed to the Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) to accommodate new requirements under the Municipal Government Act.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Gull Lake Community Hall

The Gull lake IDP provides a collaborative framework that will guide land use development around Gull Lake, while ensuring that the ecological health, recreational capacity, and scenic qualities of the lake are respected and enhanced.

pdf Gull Lake IDP Draft (39.48 MB)

pdf Public Hearing Ad - Gull Lake IDP (327 KB)

Lacombe County and Village of Alix Intermunicipal Development Plan

Lacombe County has adopted the Lacombe County/Village of Alix Intermunicipal Development Plan. The plan was created by a steering committee composed of elected officials and administrative staff representing both municipalities, and is based on public input provided throughout the IDP process. The IDP identifies areas for potential future residential, commercial, industrial and recreational development that will generate complementary land uses, efficient servicing, and opportunities for economic development while preserving scenic natural features.

pdf Village of Alix IDP - 2018 (2.32 MB)

Town of Blackfalds / Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan

On September 12, 2013, Lacombe County adopted the updated Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) which promotes a cooperative approach to managing future growth and development.  The IDP will serve as a tool for coordinating future land uses and development between the two municipalities. It will also establish a framework for the two municipalities to work together to address issues of mutual concern. The Intermunicipal Development Plan will help guide decisions on how private and public lands are used and developed.

pdf Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan