INTER-MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS
CVR is committed to working collaboratively with its urban neighbours when it comes to planning and development.The County has Inter-Municipal Development Plans (IDP) in place with both the Town of Vermilion and the City of Lloydminster. Feel free to contact the County Planning and Development department for further information.
RURAL Intermunicipal Development Plans
We are currently working with the Counties of St. Paul, Lac La Biche, Smoky Lake, Two Hills and the MD of Bonnyville on developing Rural IDP's.
Over the past year we have carried out much background research, developed focus topics, connected with important stakeholders and engaged the public and are pleased to have finalized and approved IDP's with the County of St. Paul and the County of Two Hill.s
More information about Intermunicipal Development Plans can be found here
Bernice Gonzalez, Regional Planner
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Joint Regional Growth Study (2019)
The City of Lloydminster and the County collaborated to complete a comprehensive Joint Regional Growth Study in June 2019. This key planning document will provide valuable data for all inter-municipal planing, annexation processes, and further growth opportunities.
Joint Regional Growth Study (Report portion only)
Joint Regional Growth Study (Appendices only)
The purpose of the IDP is to establish a regional framework for attracting economic opportunities and managing land use, subdivision and development in the IDP area. The City and County want to improve opportunities to secure a long-term economic base, establish consistency in land development, and to facilitate inter-municipal communication in land development matters. Further, the municipalities want to be “development ready” and future-oriented in their planning efforts and thus acquire an edge over other municipalities in attracting additional economic activity.
This Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is divided into four sections:
- an introduction containing background information,
- a detailed explanation of the intent of the IDP concept,
- a set of specific policies that will guide the Approving Authorities in their decisions
- a set of implementation statements and directives that will guide the two municipalities in terms of process and policy content.
The Appendices contain support information that is of benefit to applicants for development.
Area Structure Plans:
Within the IDP, there are three Urban Expansion zones identified, each of which will has a separate Area Structure Plan.
Bylaw No. 07-28 - Central Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan (Including 08-16 Amendments)
Bylaw No. 08-15 - North Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan
Bylaw No. 08-14 - South Urban Expansion Area Structure Plan
Proposed Arterial Roads within Lloydminster/County of Vermilion River IDP
The new Vermilion IDP was approved by both CVR and Town Councils in 2016
Vermilion IDP full plan (amended Feb 14, 2017)
The purpose of the IDP is to establish a coordinated and cooperative framework for attracting economic opportunities and managing land use, subdivision and development in the IDP area. The Town of Vermilion and the County of Vermilion River want to minimize competition for development opportunities, to establish consistency in land development, and to facilitate inter-municipal communication in land development matters. Further the municipalities want to be “development ready” and future-oriented in their planning efforts and thus acquire an edge over other municipalities in attracting additional economic activity.
Regional Growth Management Strategy (2013)
The Regional Growth Management Strategy project coincides with the County Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Review and will provide recommendations and strategy options for growth within the County. The purpose of the project is to guide the County’s future development in a manner that reflects the vision and aspirations of our residents, landowners, and stakeholders. The RGMS considered economic growth and environmental responsibilities while providing recommendations concerning development within the County of Vermilion River. The Executive Summary shown below outlines the key strategies for Growth in the County of Vermilion River.