Neighbourhoods: documents, plans, maps
Cochrane has a number of documents that guide planning and development. These documents are approved by Council as bylaws or adopted by resolution and are in place long before your house was built. You can see the hierarchy of plans on the Planning Services page.
- Documents here are approved unless otherwise indicated
- If the plan you're looking at is marked "office consolidation" it contains all amendments made after initial approval; all amendments are clearly indicated. The official bylaw and all amendments are available from the Town and should be consulted in any interpretation or application. In case of any dispute, the original bylaw must be consulted.
About the plans
- An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is drafted when a new parcel of land is identified for development in the Town of Cochrane. Using the Municipal Development Plan* (MDP) as a reference, it guides and directs specific land use, subdivision and development decisions that determine the form a community will take.
- An Area Redevelopment Plan guides development or re-development in an existing area and uses the Municipal Development Plan, Cochrane Sustainability Plan and other planning documents as a reference.
- Neighbourhood Plans follow ASPs and provide more details for the area they cover.
- Looking for information about density? Check our density page.
- Wondering if there are approved development applications in your neighbourhood?
Check the development application map
- Want to know if your neighbourhood has a community association? Check under Local Info.
- Land use maps are offered free of charge and are updated as changes occur. Custom views can be requested from our GIS Department (fee required).
- Municipal address maps are intended as a reference only. You'll be able to read the addresses if you zoom in, but not if you print. If you require printed maps with legible text, please contact our GIS Department (fee required).