Town Planning and Studies

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Town Council has adopted plans that guide development in the Town of Didsbury. The plans are listed in a hierarchal order: 

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF)

An agreement between the Town of Didsbury and Mountain View County for distribution of revenue and expenses for services shared between Town and County residents. 

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

The Intermunicipal Development Plan is a land-use planning tool prepared jointly by the Town of Didsbury and Mountain View County. It provides a cooperative and coordinated policy approach to land use planning for fringe areas deemed common to both municipalities.

Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

The Municipal Development Plan outlines how land will be used and guides future growth and change within the Town of Didsbury.

Area Structure Plans (ASP)

Area Structure Plans provide a framework for subdivision and development for a specific area of land. The following Area Structure Plans/Neighbourhood Structure Plans have been adopted by Town Council.

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP)

Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

A Land Use bylaw is required for every municipality in Alberta as per the requirements in the Municipal Government Act. This includes the division of the municipality into land use districts (zones). The Land Use Bylaw establishes the regulations of how land may be developed in the Town of Didsbury. 

Land Use Bylaws are living documents and subject to amendments after they are initially adopted by a municipality. Typically, municipalities amend their Land Use Bylaws throughout the year, as required, and more comprehensive reviews occur every 5 to 10 years.

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)

The Integrated Community Sustainability Plan provides a dynamic long-range vision for the progress of the Town of Didsbury.

Central Core Heritage Plan (CCHP)

The Central Core Heritage Plan identifies architectural guidelines, landscaping features, pedestrian connections, and improvements to parking and public systems that will help to strengthen the quality of Didsbury’s downtown environment.

Town of Didsbury Recreation Plans

In January, 2022, Town Council approved the final version of the Mountain View Regional Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, the culmination of a year-long process that saw significant community input, research and best practice identification to help guide the future of parks, recreation and culture in both our region and our community. This plan will be utilized by Council to help inform their decisions around investment in parks, recreation and culture for years to come.