Planning and sustainable development advisory committee


PSDAC meetings


The meeting of the next Planning and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee will be held virtually via the Microsoft Teams digital platform.

The public is invited to attend the question and answer period in person beginning at 6:45 p.m. The remainder of the meeting is held in private session.

To participate in the question period, simply click on the link identified below and follow the connection instructions.


Date of the next meeting: October 4, 2023





The PSDAC provides recommendations to Council on matters concerning land use planning, including:

  • Minor exemption requests
  • General development plans
  • Preliminary subdivision proposals
  • Site planning and architectural integration programmes
  • Protection and enhancement of the natural environment
  • Requests to amend the Planning By-laws

The Land Use Planning and Development Act specifies that a planning and advisory committee must be composed of at least one member of the Council.  The committee is also made up of citizens. Municipal civil servants from the Planning and Sustainable Development Services also play a key role in assisting members of the committee and take part in the PSDAC meetings but they are not considered members and have no voting privileges. The Committee represents an important intermediate between the taxpayer and Council. 


  • Elected members of council:

    • Kimberly Chan - Chair and District 6 Councillor
    • Christopher Blais - District 4 Councillor
  • Members of the community:

    • Benoit Delage
    • Nicole Desroches
    • Hervé Lemaire
    • George Claydon
    • Marc Monette
    • Matthew Smith
    • Sarah Fleming
    • Ryan Gallant
  • Municipal employees:

  • Michel Beaulne - Section Head - Inspections and Permits
  • Caroline Jean - Coordinator

The committee meets once a month on the Wednesday following the Council meeting. The meeting is open to the public beginning at 6:45 p.m. and alternates between virtual and in-person meetings.

The virtual meetings are held through the Microsoft Teams digital platform and the in-person meetings are held in the meeting room located in the basement of 220 Chemin Old Chelsea.


Calendar of meetings:

  • January 11th
  • February 8th
  • February 15th - Extraordinary meeting
  • March 15th
  • April 5th: cancelled
  • April 13th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7 - in-person meeting
  • July 5 - virtual meeting
  • September 6 - virtual meeting 
  • October 4 - virtual meeting
  • November 8 - virtual meeting
  • December 6 - in-person meeting
January 11
Agenda Minutes
February 8 Agenda Minutes
February 15 Agenda Minutes
March 15 Agenda Minutes
April 13 Agenda Minutes
May 3 Agenda Minutes
June 7 Agenda Minutes
July 5 Agenda To come
September 6 Agenda To come



Applications must be filed with the Planning and Sustainable Development Services.  Given the unique nature of each request, no fixed timetable can be provided.  Factors that influence the speed of processing an application may include:

  • The type of project, its size and complexity
  • The number of pending applications
  • Ability to provide complete information


Steps involved in the application process:

In order to study a request, all relevant information and documents must be provided.

The application shall be reviewed and based upon the nature and complexity of the project, it may require to be presented beforehand to other departments/committees for their opinion, for instance:

  • Public Works and Infrastructure Department
  • Natural Resources Advisory Committee
  • Recreation, Sports, Culture and Community Life Committee
  • Fire Department


If needed, following the outcome of the pre-analysis (expect additional lead-time).​​​​​​​

All other information or documentation deemed necessary to have a better understanding of the project (expect additional lead-time).

Once the application is deemed complete, a detailed report is prepared for the PSDAC.  The application is then assessed by members of the PSDAC who will issue a recommendation to Council.  We will contact you when a date is set to present to the Committee.


A draft resolution is submitted to council for a final decision.  

We will contact you when a date is set to present to council.

Archives 2022

Committee meetings are held monthly, on the Wednesday following the Council meeting, in the basement boardroom of the Chelsea Library, located at Town Hall.  The meeting is open to the public; doors open at 6:45 pm.

  • January 12th
  • January 26th
  • February 2nd
  • March 9th
  • April 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 8th
  • July 6th
  • August 10th
  • September 7th
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
January 12 
Agenda Minutes
January 26 Agenda To come.
February 2 Agenda Minutes
March 9 Agenda Minutes
April 6 Agenda Minutes
May 4 Agenda Minutes
June 8 Agenda Minutes
July 6 Agenda Minutes
August 10 Agenda Minutes
September 7 Agenda Minutes
October 5 Agenda Minutes
Novembre 2 Agenda Minutes
Decembre 7 Agenda Minutes

Archives 2021

Committee meetings are held monthly, on the Wednesday following the Council meeting, in the basement boardroom of the Chelsea Library, located at Town Hall.  The meeting is open to the public; doors open at 6:45 pm.

  • January 13th
  • February 3rd
  • March 10th
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th: cancelled
  • August 11th
  • September 8th
  • October 6th
  • None in November
  • December 8th
Decembre 8 Agenda Minutes
October 6 Agenda Minutes
September 8 Agenda Minutes
August 11 Agenda Minutes
July 7 Agenda Minutes
June 2 Agenda Minutes
May 5 Agenda Minutes
April 7 Agenda Minutes
March 10 Agenda Minutes
February 3 Agenda Minutes
January 13 


The Municipality keeps archive documents on its website for a period of two years. Following this period, residents who wish to consult or obtain a copy of documents that are more than two years old may make an information access request

This page was last updated on January 18, 2023


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