The Master Plan revision will adjust the municipal by-laws to the new revised Schéma d'aménagement of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais that was adopted on February 2020.
It is also an opportunity to revisit the urban plan in effect since 2005 and the 2011 specific urban planning program for the centre village and to modernize them according to the objectives and vision of today's community in a spirit of sustainable development based on low climate impact urban planning principles.
The complete review of the urban plan is expected to take one and a half to two years and will include four main stages.
The timing and methods of public consultation will be adjusted on an ongoing basis according to the preventive measures related to COVID-19. If necessary, public consultations will be held online using a variety of digital platforms.
The first step is the visioning exercise. Its purpose is to identify the community's concerns and values, outline the municipality's main strengths and weaknesses and help establish guidelines for future land use planning and development.
This step includes:
The review of urban planning by-laws includes zoning, subdivision, construction, etc. by-laws.
This step will allow you to express your opinion on more concrete by-law provisions, such as what type of restrictions should be placed on development to protect the environment or how we could preserve the architectural features that give the Municipality its rural and traditional character.
The review of a Master Plan is a community project. As citizens of Chelsea, your participation is key to its success, ensuring that the new by-law reflects your concerns, with any adjustments being subject to the Municipality’s policy directions and the revised Schéma d'aménagement et de développement de la MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais.
The Municipality has also mandated the Montreal firm Brodeur Frenette for this project. Their experienced, multidisciplinary team assists municipal corporations, transportation companies, government agencies and real estate developers in their planning, design and project approval activities. Their fresh and innovative perspective will allow us to further enrich local regulations with development ideas and concepts that have proven themselves elsewhere in Quebec and around the world.