Rocky View County Council approved the Rocky View/ Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) at their meeting on February 28. Adoption of the plan requires approval from both RVC and the City of Calgary. Calgary approved the plan on January 9. This new plan replaces the old one that dates from 1998.

“This new plan reflects the dedication of both councils on working towards shared solutions,” says Rocky View County Reeve Rolly Ashdown. “This opportunity to collaborate with our neighbour is a prime example of relationship building, ensuring the needs of residents are met in both the County and Calgary as the region continues to thrive and grow.”

The IDP provides both municipalities with direction regarding future land use along the border between RVC and the City of Calgary. It outlines how the municipalities will work together on things like:

  • roads
  • treatment of entranceways
  • protection of environmental features and drainage courses
  • evaluation of a development application
  • procedures for conflict resolution

“We are satisfied the proposed document is in alignment with all mandatory requirements of the Municipal Government Act and provides for an agreed process between the County and City of Calgary to address the concerns raised by the Town of Chestermere” says Richard Barss, Senior Planner, Rocky View County.

This new IDP also includes strategies for ensuring ongoing consultation between the City of Calgary, Town of Chestermere and Rocky View County.