The role of a municipal Planning department is to handle planning policies and procedures and provide expert advice to Council, the Cochrane Planning Commission (CPC), and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB), as well as the general public.
This general information is designed to provide overview information about planning in Cochrane. For specific processes and plans, please see the other pages in this section (menu at left).
You may come across these Town acronyms as you look for more information.
ARP - Area Redevelopment Plan
ASP - Area Structure Plan
CPC - Cochrane Planning Commission
CREP - Calgary Region Economic Partnership
CRP - Calgary Regional Partnership
CSP - Cochrane Sustainability Plan
DA - Development Authority
DO - Development Officers
DP - Development Permit
DTARP - Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan
EDA - Economic Developers Alberta
EDAC - Economic Developers Association of Canada
EDO - Economic Development Officer
IDP - Intermunicipal Development Plan (between the town and Rocky View County)