The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is Leduc County's plan for the future. It details how the county will grow and develop over a 25- to 30-year period by guiding future land use and policy decisions. Leduc County is updating its MDP to ensure development is sustainable and provides a high quality of life for current and future residents.
Municipal Development Plan update
Phase one is called "project kick-off." In this phase, Leduc County will launch the MDP update project and share important information about the current MDP as well as some of the challenges the county faces as it continues to grow.
Phase two is called "creating the vision." In this phase, Leduc County will work closely with the public to create a vision. Through public workshops and online tools, Leduc County will work to understand resident’s values, goals and priorities for future growth.
The feedback received from residents in phase two has been 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. Leduc County was proud to present Alanna Wegner and Christa Goll Jamont with iPods for their completion of the MetroQuest survey, as part of phase two.
Phase three is called "building solutions together." In this phase, Leduc County will present draft concepts and policies to the public, and solicit feedback at workshops and through online tools to ensure the vision developed in phase two has been accurately captured.
Leduc County solicited feedback on the documents from phase two at a series of open houses and online in April 2016. This feedback has been compiled in our What We Heard Report: Phase 3.
The draft MDP was initially scheduled to be presented to the public for feedback in the fall of 2016; however, has been delayed to winter 2017. The timeline revisions are due to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) review and the update to the Capital Region Growth Plan (CRGP). The MDP must be in compliance with both the MGA and policies of the CRGP.
Phase four is called "sharing results." In this phase, Leduc County will present the final plan and show the public how the plan reflects the input that was gathered throughout all phases of the project. A public hearing will then be held to offer the public another opportunity to provide input.
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.
Help us plan for the future
Laurie Johnson, Senior Planner/MDP Update Project Manager