Wetaskiwin County

A draft Wetaskiwin-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) has been prepared in anticipation for a future bylaw and subsequent public hearing. Clearwater County would like to welcome at this time any comments or questions the public may have regarding the proposed draft. The following link leads to a copy of the Wetaskiwin-Clearwater IDP and feedback can be provided through the comment form at the bottom of this page (please scroll to the bottom).


Background Information

The County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and Clearwater County have worked together to prepare an IDP for the long-term future of bordering lands. This plan will set the desired path for future development within one (1) mile on each side of the common boundary as shown in the attached study area drawing (see image below or click here  to view map in a new window).

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a policy plan agreed upon between two municipalities to coordinate their land use planning, infrastructure planning and service delivery decisions.

More information about the role of the plan is provided below. 

What does this mean to you?

The IDP will describe how the lands around the common boundary will be used over the next several years. It will also include ways the two municipalities can work together to accomplish the desired future land use for the Plan Area.

If you are a resident of the Plan Area, this plan will influence the location of future services, activities and amenities that you may use occasionally or in your day to day routine.

What is the Overall Process to Create the Plan?

The major steps and target dates for the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and Clearwater County IDP are:
  • Phase 1: Project Start-Up and Background Information – completed end of August 2019.
  • Phase 2: Writing the Draft Plan – completed end of September 2019.
  • Phase 3: Public Review of Draft Plan – anticipated in October 2019.
  • Phase 4: Plan Adoption – anticipated in November 2019. 

Wetaskiwin – Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan – More Detail

The IDP guides the land use planning decisions of both Counties to reach a mutually desired future for the area. It seeks to establish a clear understanding of each municipality’s long-term planning interests and ways to build upon the positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the two municipalities. The IDP promotes common purpose and fosters certainty for landowners and the municipalities through a clear policy framework and ongoing dialogue.

The IDP should reflect the type of community that area residents wish to see develop over the next several years.

Topics usually covered in an IDP include:
  • Land use patterns showing the locations for major existing residential, commercial and industrial areas of activity;
  • Major existing road and pedestrian corridors and networks;
  • Preservation of significant natural features;
  • Coordination of economic development efforts;
  • Potential sharing of facilities and services;
  • Processes for ongoing communication and resolution of issues that may arise; and
  • Existing municipal boundaries.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the above plan, please contact:
Jose Reyes Senior Planner, at jreyes@clearwatercounty.ca or Dustin Bisson, Planner, at dbisson@clearwatercounty.ca