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South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP)

The SSRP establishes a long-term vision for the South Saskatchewan Region and aligns provincial policies at the regional level to balance Alberta's economic, environmental and social goals. The regional plan also includes strategies for responsible energy development, sustainable farming and ranching, forest management, and nature-based tourism.

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

More information is available at Alberta Environment and Parks.

Tri-Area Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

The IDP provides the City of Medicine Hat, the Town of Redcliff and Cypress County with a comprehensive policy framework regarding land use and future development within the urban fringe. The plan includes communication protocols and procedures for resolving conflicts as well as administering the plan among the three municipalities.

Tri-Area Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) 

Municipal Develepment Plan (MDP)

The MDP is the primary statutory planning document that outlines how land will be used and guides future growth within Medicine Hat over the next 30 years. It is based on a 50 year vision for the city's overall growth and development. It also provides broad policy direction on the types of land uses within the city. The MDP provides direction on how development is expected to occur and how decisions on development are made. The MDP provides the policy basis for Area Structure Plans (ASP's), Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP's) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).

Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

Neighbourhood Plans (ASP & ARP)

Planning at the neighbourhood level is split into two types of statutory plans, an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and an Area Structure Plan (ASP). An ARP provides a framework for the redevelopment of an existing neighbourhood within the City whereas an ASP is for a "greenfield" undeveloped area of the City. Both types of neighbourhood plans provide guidance on land use, infrastructure, transportation, and the environment. Neighbourhood plans must also be consistent with higher level plans such as the Municipal Development Plan.

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP)

Riverside ARP (Under development)

Herald ARP

River Flats ARP    Amendment

Downtown Plan  (Non-statutory)

Area Structure Plans

Airport ASP

Box Springs Business Park ASP

Burnside Estates ASP

Burnside Heights ASP

Canyon Creek ASP

Cimarron ASP

Hamptons ASP

Ranchlands ASP

Saamis Heights ASP

Southlands ASP

South Vista Heights ASP


For more information please contact:

Planning & Development Services
City Hall (Second Floor)
580 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Phone: 403.529.8374

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