A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high-level plan that shows how a community is expected to grow and develop over time, and the shape it will take in the future. All municipalities in Alberta are required by provincial legislation to adopt an MDP. This new MDP will set out guidelines for orderly growth and development in the county for the next 30 years.
Residents and other stakeholders have shared their thoughts and ideas for Leduc County’s future, and Leduc County has added this feedback into its updated MDP.
Council will consider the revised draft MDP at a public hearing on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:15 p.m. in Leduc County council chamber. Residents are welcome to attend the public hearing, and can provide feedback on the draft plan.
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.
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." A public hearing on proposed bylaw 16-17 to adopt a new MDP was held on Aug. 15, 2017. View the council report.The feedback received at the public hearing was incorporated into the Municipal Development Plan in September of 2017.
In October of 2017, the newly elected council resolved to review the draft MDP as well as the public input, studies and strategies that shaped it before giving it further consideration to ensure that it reflected the vision of the county.
In July of 2018, council completed the review of the draft MDP.
In August 2018, the county hosted three public open houses to share the draft Municipal Development Plan and garner feedback from residents and stakeholders.
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.
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.