Leduc County has completed drafting its Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The MDP will guide future growth and development within the county for the next 30 years.
Municipal Development Plan update
Open houses were held on July 11, 12, and 13 to present the draft MDP to residents and stakeholders and invite feedback. All open house feedback is currently being reviewed and compiled into a What We Heard report for review by Leduc County Council. Following is the information that was presented at the open house:
Further opportunity to provide input will be available at the public hearing on August 15. More details about the public hearing are available here.
Leduc County is hosting a public hearing for proposed bylaw 16-17: Municipal Development Plan on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. or as soon as possible thereafter, in Leduc County council chambers (101, 1101 5 St. in Nisku) at which time written and oral submissions may be presented to council. Submissions may be made by any person(s) who claim to be affected by the proposed bylaw or from any other person whom council agrees to hear.
Any written submissions that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or delivered to Leduc County by noon on Friday, Aug. 4 will be included in the council agenda. Individuals wishing to make oral submissions at the public hearing are requested to register by the deadline indicated above.
Should you make a written submission, the information you provide along with your name and legal address will be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.
For further information, or to email a submission, please contact:
Laurie Johnson, RPP, MCIP
Senior Planner, Long Range Planning
Phase one was called "project kick-off." In this phase, Leduc County launched the MDP update project and shared important information about the existing MDP as well as some of the challenges the county faces as it continues to grow.
Phase two was called "creating the vision." In this phase, Leduc County worked closely with the public to create a vision. Through public workshops and online tools, Leduc County worked to understand resident’s values, goals and priorities for future growth.
The feedback received from residents in phase two was compiled in our What We Heard Report: Phase Two. All feedback was used to inform the Preliminary Directions report, which outlines draft concepts and policies for the MDP.
Phase three was called "building solutions together." In this phase, Leduc County presented draft concepts and policies to the public, and solicited feedback at workshops and through online tools to ensure the vision developed in phase two was accurately captured. This feedback has been compiled in our What We Heard Report: Phase 3.
Phase four is called "sharing results." In this phase, Leduc County will present the final plan to the public at a series of open houses on July 11, 12 and 13. A public hearing will then be held on Aug. 15 to offer the public another opportunity to provide input.
In support of Leduc County’s Municipal Development Plan Update, Leduc County hosted an amateur photo contest from Sept. 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Residents were asked to help capture the character of Leduc County and submit their photo for the public to vote on.
Leduc County is growing. According to the Capital Region Growth Plan, more than 14,000 people call Leduc County home and more than 18,000 people work in the county. According to one scenario in Leduc County's draft Economic Development and Growth Management Strategy, population is projected to reach 44,766 people by 2045 with a total of 48,330 people employed in the county.
So much has changed since Leduc County's MDP was approved in 1999. New legislation, regulations and acts have been introduced, new studies have been completed, new development concepts have emerged and the county has simply evolved.
The Municipal Development Plan update will address a number of topics. Click on the below topics to view/download the related topic sheet.
- Municipal Development Plan update overview
- Industrial development
- Rural and country residential development
- Sustainability and governance
- Urban development
Leduc County is committed to ensuring all members of the public have an opportunity to participate in the MDP update. For a detailed breakdown of the engagement activities planned, please see the below plan.
Laurie Johnson, Senior Planner/MDP Update Project Manager