Town of Canmore

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)?

An IDP is a plan between two municipalities with common boundaries that outlines how certain lands along the common boundary will be used and developed. It also considers other physical, social, or economic consideration in the development of the area. You can find the plan on the Guiding Documents webpage.  

What is the role of an IDP and how does it fit into the hierarchy of statutory plans?

An IDP is a statutory plan between two municipalities that provides guidance in the planning and development of lands adjacent to the municipal boundaries. It provides direction and requires consistency with the other individual municipalities’ statutory plans, including Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans. Notwithstanding the IDP, each municipality maintains local autonomy and responsibility with respect to decision-making within their municipal jurisdiction.

Intermunicipal Development Plan Overview Map

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