Leduc County and Town of Devon approve joint IDP amendment
March 10, 2015 – Town of Devon and Leduc County councils approved the joint intermunicipal development plan (IDP) amendment, which sets the framework for growth of both municipalities in the Devon area.
“The success of the IDP is based on strong working relationships with our neighbours in Leduc County,” says Town of Devon Mayor Stephen Lindop. “This will allow us to move forward and to grow our community, amenities and infrastructure.”
The amendments to the IDP allow for residential development east of the Town of Devon, in alignment with its annexation application, as well as for industrial development south of the town.
“We are satisfied that the amendments accommodate logical growth in the Town of Devon,” says Mayor John Whaley. “We are proud of the collaborative process followed with the Town of Devon.”
In January 2014, the Town of Devon and Leduc County undertook a review of the existing IDP, with amendments recommended to both councils. The proposed amendments were approved by the Capital Region Board on Nov. 18, 2014.
In conjunction with the IDP review, the two municipalities simultaneously negotiated the details of a mutually beneficial annexation proposal. The Town of Devon submitted its annexation application of roughly 275 hectares (680 acres) of county land for residential and commercial growth to the Municipal Government Board in October 2014. No objections were received and the two municipalities are awaiting an outcome from the provincial government.