The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a collection of policies that act as an overall "blueprint” for future land use and physical changes in Clearwater County. It provides a long-term vision of the type of community that County residents and ratepayers desire. From there, policies focus on topics such as land use, protecting the natural environment, economic development, infrastructure, and community amenities and services provide direction on how to reach the vision.

Clearwater County Council granted first reading of the updated draft MDP Bylaw 1132/22 at their December 20, 2022 Regular Council Meeting. This updated draft MDP was drafted over the course of two years of public engagement, and it builds on multiple other studies, strategies and plans completed by Administration over the past several years. This updated draft version being presented for Council's consideration will replace the existing MDP that was adopted in 2010. 

 Click here to view the DRAFT Updated MDP Bylaw No. 1132/22 

Public Hearing

Council will be holding a public hearing on February 21, 2023 prior to granting second and third readings of the new bylaw. To view the new proposed MDP Bylaw click on the document image below. 

Referrals will be circulated for an extended period of time prior to the Public Hearing.

Options on how you can participate in this public hearing:

  1. Attend in person: any person in support or opposition will be allowed to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes (in accordance with the Meeting Procedural Bylaw 1080/19).
  2. Submit your comments: through mail or email to mdpreview@clearwatercounty.ca by noon on Friday February 17, 2023.
  3. Listen online: through Clearwater County YouTube Channel at the below mentioned time. This public hearing will be livestreamed and recorded. Please note the chat option will be disabled for security reasons.

Click here (or the above image) to view the DRAFT Updated MDP Bylaw 1132/22 (published Dec. 14 for Dec. 20, 2022 Council Meeting)

Project Timeline

Below is a timeline of events that will be taking place during this year. Also the timeline shows the past events and consultations that took place during the previous years.