Citizen consultation – Revision of the plan and urban planning regulations
Feedback from public consultation generates new updates to urban-development plan and by-laws, prompting the withdrawal of July 6, 2021, notices of motion
Val-des-Monts, September 10 september 2021. –
To follow up on the implementation of the MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais’ revised development and urban-planning framework (DUPF), on February 6, 2020, Val-des-Monts began to review and update its own urban-development plan and by-laws, as required by Québec’s Act Respecting Land Use Planning and Development.
Our review is designed to achieve two objectives: 1) align our regulations with MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais’ newly adopted DUPF, and 2) most importantly, modernize our environmental-management and land-use policies according to best practices in construction, environmental protection, architecture and land management. The overarching goal is to improve the setting in which the residents of Val-des-Monts live and to continue responding to their needs and concerns.
The Municipality held an online survey from November 10 to December 10, 2020, and then adopted a draft plan and tentative urban-planning bylaws on July 6, 2021, thus allowing it to share the documents with residents and to hold an extensive public consultation on them from July 7 to August 17, 2021.
Thanks to the consultation, the Municipality received many constructive suggestions and comments from residents and concerned organizations alike, which is why Municipal Council now wants to refine the draft plan and bylaws to better respond to the community’s needs and aspirations.
Given this and the related provisions of the Act Respecting Land Use Planning and Development, at its regular meeting September 7, 2021, Municipal Council withdrew the notices of motion tabled on July 6, 2021.
Thanks to the withdrawal of these notices…
- the new Council elected on November 7 will be able to acquaint itself with the changes brought to the draft plan and associated by-laws
- the freeze on the issuance of permits and certificates can be lifted because our old regulations now come back into effect (provided no new notices of motion are filed), thus giving residents the chance to move forward on projects they’ve started
- revising the plan and urban-planning by-laws in the period leading to their adoption will be easier.
The Environment and Urban Planning Service is already fine-tuning the plan and by-laws based on the comments and suggestions received. Do stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing a new public consultation for 2022.
For questions or more information, contact the Environment and Urban Planning Service at email@example.com or at 819-457-9400, extension 2307.
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Monsieur André Turcotte
Directeur du service de L’Environnement et de l’Urbanisme
819 457-9400, poste 2307
We encourage you to take a few moments to view the virtual public consultation that took place August 10, 2021, as part of the Municipality’s review of the urban-development plan and its associated by-laws.
You can also view the question-and-answer chat session held along with the virtual consultation, with members of the Environment and Urban Planning Service providing responses. Note: the exchanges are almost entirely in French.