A statutory plan is a legal document that must go through three readings and a public hearing before it is adopted. Once adopted, there is a legal obligation on the part of both the municipality and the residents to adhere to the plan.
Municipal Development Plan (MDP) - Red Deer County's Municipal Development Plan sets out the policies for assessing growth and development proposals in the municipality. The MDP provides a policy framework which ties in to the values identified in the County's Strategic Plan. It is a tool which helps the County Council, Administration and the members of the community try to achieve a long range vision for an appropriate balance between environmental integrity, economic prosperity and social responsibility.