What is the issue?

Beaumont brought forward to the Capital Region Board a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP), which lays out the general direction that the town will follow for development for the next 25+ years. Edmonton and five other communities blocked the MDP on the grounds that Edmonton can better service the nine quarter sections from TWP510 north to Beaumont’s northern corporate limit.


The Capital Region Board has made a decision and we respect the outcome. Naturally, we are disappointed. We believe our new Municipal Development Plan was an excellent plan that exceeded the requirements of the Capital Region Growth plan and the new Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.


The land in question is part of the 21 quarter sections that Beaumont successfully annexed from Leduc County, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

The majority of communities in the region (18 of 24) supported Beaumont’s new MDP. While we had the majority of votes, we did not have the majority of the population. Edmonton’s population gives them the ability to veto CRB decisions.

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1. What is the issue?
2. Why was Beaumont’s MDP not approved?
3. What are the next steps?
4. Why did Edmonton block our MDP?
5. What is Edmonton proposing as a solution?
6. Global TV reported that Edmonton was granted the nine quarter sections north of TWP510. Is this true?
7. Global TV reported that Edmonton was granted the nine quarter sections north of TWP510. Is this true?