IDP Vulcan County & Foothills County

Vulcan County and Foothills County are reviewing their Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).

An IDP is intended to foster on-going cooperation and coordination between municipalities and will generally achieve the following:

  • define an area of mutual interest,
  • describe future land use,
  • address issues such as transportation and the environment,
  • discuss opportunities for cooperation,
  • outline the process for referral of new plans and plan amendments, land use, subdivision and development applications along the boundary between the municipalities, and
  • lay out a conflict resolution process.

Vulcan County and Foothills County presently have an IDP that was adopted by both councils in 2015. However, due to amendments to the Municipal Government Act, the plan requires a review to ensure it continues to comply with provincial legislation.

 Proposed Schedule / Timeline:

 2020 Q1

 Staff from both municipalities develop a Terms of Reference, and Communications and Engagement Approach for the IDP review         (complete)

 2020 Q2

 Both Councils endorse the Terms of Reference, and Communications and Engagement Approach (complete)

 2020 Q2

 Public project announcement

 2020 Q2/3

 Staff collaborate on reviewing the current IDP and developing proposed amendments to address required items under the amended   MGA

 2020 Q2/3

 Preparation of draft IDP document

 2020 Q2/3

 Public engagement on draft IDP

 2020 Q3/4

 Public hearings and plan adoption


 IDP Plan Location - pdf     IDP Plan Area - pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Erickson: 403-485-3132.

Vulcan County

Vulcan County, conveniently located in beautiful sunny southern Alberta, is a vibrant and progressive rural community with prime farming, ranching, residential, leisure and recreation opportunities. Strategically situated one hour south of Calgary and one hour north of Lethbridge, we offer a rich quality of life in a rural setting.

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General Contact Info

 Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB
 (403) 485-2241
 (403) 485-2920

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