Section 3 of the Land Use Planning and Development Act (R.S.Q., c A-19.1), in force since 1979, stipulates that « every regional county municipality (MRC) must maintain in force, at all times, a land use planning and development plan applicable to its whole territory ».
The Land Use Planning department administers the physical organization of the territory in order to make optimal use of the various environmental resources while taking into consideration its constraints and potential.
Land Use Planning and Development Plan
The Land Use Planning and Development Plan identifies major development orientations and land uses that the MRC considers appropriate to ensure the harmonious coexistence of agricultural and non-agricultural uses, and specific objectives related to local development, agriculture, forestry, culture, heritage buildings and landscapes, natural environments and all current interest areas.
The Land Use Planning and Development Plan helps coordinate the choices and decisions that affect all of the municipalities, the government, its departments and agents. It is above all a document of intent formulated and designed to bring out a regional vision of economic, social and environmental development.
To take effect, planning regulations of local municipalities whose territory is withing the MRC must comply with the Land Use Planning and Development Plan.
Consult the current Land use Planning and Development Plan to learn more about territory management.
For more information about territory management, please contact our Land Planner.