85.1. A municipality may, until the adoption of its planning program or until an RCM plan is in force in its territory, adopt, in respect of that part of its territory that it designates as the “centre” or the “central sector” of the city or town, a special planning program that does not form part of its planning program. Where a municipality adopts a planning program providing for more than one “centre” or “central sector” in its territory, it may provide different rules in respect of each of them.
Provisions of this Act relating to the planning program apply to the special planning program, with the necessary modifications, except sections 83, 84 and 98.
In addition to the components listed in section 85, the special planning program must include the general aims of land development policy in the territory of the municipality regarding that part of the territory to which it applies.
In the case of a municipality whose territory is comprised in that of a regional county municipality that has begun to prepare its first RCM plan, the program comes into force on the date of its approval by the council of the regional county municipality. In other cases, it comes into force on the date of publication of the by-law under which it is adopted, in accordance with the Act governing the municipality, or on any later date indicated therein.
1983, c. 57, s. 35; 1985, c. 27, s. 3; 1996, c. 2, s. 48; 1996, c. 25, s. 30; 2002, c. 68, s. 52; 2010, c. 10, s. 110, s. 114.