EDMONTON, ALTA. – The cities of Beaumont and Edmonton and Leduc County have signed a memorandum of agreement for an Intermunicipal Planning Framework between the municipalities.
The framework sets a course for the next 50 years for a unified plan for land use, water, wastewater and stormwater servicing and transportation across the shared municipal boundaries of Edmonton, Beaumont and Leduc County.
“This final step of approving the framework sets our region up for success through collaborative planning. Our municipalities’ interconnected relationship will allow our communities to better plan for the future, benefiting our current and future residents,” City of Beaumont mayor John Stewart said.
“As we continue to grow, greater collaboration in the region will be increasingly needed. I’m happy to see this come to fruition. This framework provides yet another avenue for us to continue to work together, and plan together, for years to come,” City of Edmonton mayor Don Iveson added.
In 2018 the three municipalities committed to the framework, which was informed by existing planning documents and other studies. The framework is not a statutory plan and while it will guide future land use planning, it will not change current land use designations.
“We know that working together is the best way to grow as a cohesive Edmonton Metropolitan Region. We are happy to collaborate with our municipal partners at the cities of Beaumont and Edmonton to craft a vision for the future along our shared boundaries,” Leduc County mayor Tanni Doblanko said.
As the area develops, implementation of the framework as well as public engagement activities will inform future statutory planning, including municipal development plans, area structure plans and area redevelopment plans, a City of Edmonton release stated.