Town of Whitecourt MDP, LUB and North Flats ASP

The Town of Whitecourt is updating the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). These documents reflect the future aspirations of the community given the current opportunities and challenges facing the Town.

The annexation of the North Flats area presents an opportunity to spur investment and to set a unique vision for the future of this area. The North Flats Area Structure Plan (ASP) will determine land use, built form, open spaces and movement patterns for the North Flats area.

Existing Town Documents

Land Use Bylaw

Land Use Districts – Map

Municipal Development Plan

Intermunicipal Development Plan

Vitalization plan

Bylaws and Policies

Project Update

Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

The Municipal Development Plan sets the long term vision for the community. It’s what we want our community to be. It sets the vision into specific goals and objectives for growth and investment.

Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

The Land Use Bylaw is the tool that we use to actually implement the vision and broader goals. It codifies them. Someone who wants to start a project can look at the LUB and determine what the requirements are for their project.

North Flats Area Structure Plan (ASP)

In 2020, the Town of Whitecourt annexed the lands that lie north of Flats Road and south of the Athabasca River. The ASP is the vison for this specific area of Town. The plan area consists of 276 hectares of land, which is currently being used for predominantly recreational uses, such as the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club and sports fields.

  • Phase 1

    Project Initiation

  • Phase 2

    Preliminary Consultation

  • Phase 3

    MDP Preparation

  • Phase 4

    LUB Preparation

  • Phase 5

    North Flats ASP Preparation

  • Phase 6

    Finalization and Approval

Project Information

Upcoming Consultation Events

The Town is currently circulating the first Citizen Survey which will inform the initiation phase of the projects. This survey will help to gather input on citizen interests and priorities. This feedback will be used to inform the first draft of the MDP, LUB and North Flats ASP projects.


The new Municipal Development Plan, Land Use Bylaw and North Flats Area Structure Plan will be developed through feedback from Whitecourt citizens and stakeholders.

Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to be a sounding board to guide the MDP, LUB and North Flats ASP projects. The Committee will be comprised of representatives from the business community, civic agencies, municipal administration, Council, and citizens.

We are currently looking for citizens to be part of the Advisory Committee. If this opportunity interests you, please contact us at

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Contact us
Phone: 780-778-2273
Principal, Urban Planning & Urban Design
Green Space Alliance
Phone: 780-409-1763