Intermunicipal Development Plans

Blackfalds Intermunicpal Development Plan

On January 9, 2020, Lacombe County adopted the updated Blackfalds Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). Lacombe County and the Town of Blackfalds have a long history of working together cooperatively to enhance the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the region. This IDP is an expression of this collaborative partnership by ensuring the future development of the lands set out in this plan are mutually beneficial and coordination of infrastructure and services occur where possible to benefit area residents. The IDP also establishes a framework for the two municipalities to work together to address issues of mutual concern.


pdf Blackfalds IDP (4.25 MB)

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 Planning Services 403-782-8389 or .

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

Lacombe County, Ponoka County, the Summer Village of Parkland Beach, and the Summer Village of Gull Lake have adopted the updated Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The Gull Lake IDP provides direction and guidance on land use decisions within the Gull Lake watershed area.


A copy of the updated plan is below.

pdf Gull Lake IDP (3.74 MB)



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)

Ponoka County / Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan

At the January 30, 2020 meeting, Lacombe County Council adopted the updated Ponoka County / Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The Ponoka County / Lacombe County IDP is an effort to make long term land use planning decisions. The Intermunicipal Development Plan Area (Plan Area) is a 1.6 kilometer (1 mile) boundary on either side of the intermunicipal border that separates the Counties  

For more information, please contact Peter Duke, Planner/Development Officer with Lacombe County at 403-782-8389 or .

pdf Ponoka County Lacombe County IDP 2020 (2.61 MB)