Land use planning in Alberta must follow plans at both the provincial and municipal level of government.process-hierarchy

With the implementation of the Provincial Land Use Framework and the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, some planning decisions will be made at the regional level as well. Land use may also be subject to other federal and provincial regulations.

The planning document diagram outlines the order in which land use planning decisions flow through the various planning documents.

  • Municipal Government Act: The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the law under which all Alberta municipalities are empowered to shape their communities.
  • Provincial Land Use FrameworkAlberta's Land-use Framework (LUF) sets out a new approach for managing the province's land and natural resources to achieve Alberta's long-term economic, environmental and social goals.
  • North Saskatchewan Region Plan (Pending): The purpose of this regional planning is to support the numerous policies and strategies that guide natural resource development, support economic growth and protect environment.
  • Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan: The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan (the "Plan") adopts this spirit and sets an innovative path to plan growth across the Region in a responsible manner that sustains and advances regional prosperity and well being.
  • Municipal Development Plan: The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is the primary land use planning document for the community. This document provides policy direction in relation to land use planning and development decision-making.
  • Area Structure Plans: Area Structure Plans (ASP) are land use planning documents that provide a framework for the future subdivision and development of new, primarily neighbourhood sized, areas within Morinville.
  • Conceptual Schemes: Conceptual schemes are land use planning documents that provide a framework for the future subdivision and development of new, individual sized, areas within Morinville.
  • Land Use Bylaw: The Morinville Land Use Bylaw 3/2012 is a document which regulates the use and development of land and buildings. It divides the Municipality into land use districts, and prescribes the land use and development regulations for each district.
  • Morinville Documents