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Agricultural and forestry zones: the interim control regulation is adopted

(Courtoisie MunÎles)

Îles de la Madeleine

In a special meeting on Tuesday, the Maritime Community ratified the interim control bylaw on uses and activities in forest and agricultural zones.

All residential construction is therefore prohibited in these sectors, with the exception of certain non-permanent autonomous dwellings, such as forestry camps or yurts, according to specific provisions.

The only difference from the previous version of the project is that all agricultural and forestry lots on the territory of the municipality are subject to the regulations, whereas certain zones were initially excluded, explains Mayor Jonathan Lapierre.

He said the measure is intended to prevent residential sprawl in areas that are set back and have no water or sewer services until the revision of the Schéma d’aménagement is completed.

Mr. Lapierre added that there are still exceptions on the Grosse-Île side due to the territorial realities of the village.

It should be noted that the interim control by-law will be in effect until the adoption of the revised Schéma d’aménagement, which Mayor Lapierre hopes will be finalized within a year and a half.

He points out that if the process were to drag on, the Maritime Community could review the regulations concerning residential construction in agricultural and forestry zones.

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