Intermunicipal Development Plan

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a Statutory Plan outlined and under legislative authority prescribed in Section 631 of the Municipal Government Act. "Two or more councils of municipalities that have common boundaries that are not members of a growth region as defined in section 708.01 must, by each passing a bylaw in accordance with this Part or in accordance with sections 12 and 692, adopt an intermunicipal development plan to include those areas of land lying within the boundaries of the municipalities as they consider necessary".

An IDP's fundamental purpose is to provide opportunities for collaboration and communication between the municipalities and establish policy direction and processes to address intermunicipal issues.

The County of Northern Lights has Intermunicipal Development Plans with the following neighbouring municipalities: