In rendering a decision, giving its advice or issuing a permit on a matter referred to it, the commission shall take into consideration
(1) the soil capability of the lot and of the neighbouring lots;
(2) the possible uses of the lot for agricultural purposes;
(3) the consequences of an authorization on existing agricultural activities and their development, and on the possible agricultural use of neighbouring lots, in particular having regard to the standards aimed at reducing the inconvenience caused by odours resulting from agricultural activities, originating from the exercise of the powers provided for in subparagraph 4 of the second paragraph of section 113 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1);
(4) the restrictions and effects resulting from the application of the Acts and the regulations, in particular those relating to the environment and, more particularly, with respect to livestock operations;
(5) the availability of other sites where farming restrictions would be eliminated or reduced, in particular where the application concerns a lot included in a census agglomeration or a census metropolitan area as defined by Statistics Canada or a lot situated in the territory of a community;
(6) the homogeneity of the farming community and farming operations;
(7) the impact on the preservation of water and soil resources in the territory of the local municipality and in the region;
(8) the establishment of land holdings having an area sufficient for farming activities;
(9) the impact on the economic development of the region upon proof submitted by a municipality, community, public body or agency providing public utility services;
(10) the socioeconomic conditions necessary for the viability of a community where justified by the low population density of the region.
The commission may take into consideration
(1) a statement transmitted by a regional county municipality or a community indicating that the application is inconsistent with the objectives of the land use planning and development plan and with the provisions of the complementary document;
(2) the consequences of a refusal for the applicant.