53.12. Where the Government has approved an amendment to the land use plan for the lands in the public domain situated in the territory of a regional county municipality pursuant to section 25 of the Act respecting the lands in the public domain (chapter T-8.1), the Minister may, if he is of the opinion that the development plan in force is not consistent with the amended land use plan, request that the development plan be amended.
The Minister shall in that case serve a notice on the regional county municipality, stating what amendments must be made to the development plan to make it consistent with the land use plan, as well as the reasons therefor.
Within 90 days after service of the Minister’s notice, the council of the regional county municipality shall adopt a by-law amending the development plan so as to abide by the notice. Sections 48 to 53.4 do not apply in respect of the by-law if it amends the plan only to the extent necessary to take account of the notice. For the purposes of sections 53.7 to 53.9, the Minister shall give his opinion as to whether the proposed amendment is consistent with the land use plan.
If the council fails to adopt a by-law for the purpose of making the development plan consistent with the land use plan, the Government, by order, may adopt such a by-law. The by-law is deemed to have been adopted by the regional county municipality. As soon as practicable after the adoption of the order, the Minister shall transmit a copy of the order and of the by-law to the regional county municipality. The by-law comes into force on the date fixed in the order.
The first four paragraphs, adapted as required, apply where the limits of floodplains situated within the territory of a regional county municipality and subject to the protection policy for lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones and floodplains adopted by the Government pursuant to section 2.1 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) have been set or changed.
1990, c. 50, s. 2; 1993, c. 3, s. 31; 1996, c. 25, s. 12.