Edson IDP

Edson Urban Fringe Planning Now Underway

The Town of Edson and Yellowhead County are updating the Edson Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) for the area surrounding Edson.

DRAFT Edson Intermunicipal Development Plan

Comment Sheet

The Intermunicipal Development Plan is an agreement between the two municipalities and defines what will be allowed for future development in the area where the two municipalities meet, known as the Edson Fringe area. The resulting plan will be used to guide future growth and development within this area and along the future highway Edson bypass. 

The majority of the IDP lands are located within Yellowhead County. The current IDP was adopted in 2007 and is under review to comply with recent changes in the Municipal Government Act and to revise the Plan to address developments which have occurred since 2007.

Many of the policies in the 2007 IDP have been successfully incorporated in the Town of Edson and Yellowhead County Municipal Development Plans, Land Use Bylaws and/or Area Structure Plans. Any redundant policies will be removed from the updated IDP to create a more concise and readable document. The IDP will also be rearranged in order to simplify the Plan and have all associated maps updated to reflect the current state of development in the IDP area. The new Plan is considerably more concise, easier to understand and is organized to enhance its use.

The initial public Open House was held at the Galloway Museum on May 17th, 2017. Approximately 80 residents attended the presentation and participated in the Q&A. A second Open House to present the revised Intermunicipal Development Plan was held on August 16.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Dechambeau, Town of Edson, 780-723-4401

Brent Shepherd, Yellowhead County, 1-800-665-6030, or

Olga or Jim Lovatt, Lovatt Planning Consultants, 780 452- 8326 (Edmonton) or send an e-mail to lovattplanning@telus.net


County Offices


2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066


53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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