18. The heritage designation of a cultural landscape must be requested by all the local municipalities, regional county municipalities and metropolitan communities whose territory includes all or part of the land area concerned. The application must be filed with the Minister along with
(1) the boundaries of the land area;
(2) a landscape diagnosis that includes
(a) quantitative and qualitative analyses detailing the landscape features of the land area from a physical and socio-cultural standpoint;
(b) the description of the landscape features which, in the applicants’ opinion, are remarkable and result from the interaction of natural and human factors; and
(c) a demonstration that the remarkable landscape features are recognized by the community concerned; the demonstration must include a consultation of the citizens and groups present in the community; and
(3) a heritage cultural landscape charter adopted by the applicants that presents the principles embraced and the commitments made by the community to ensure the protection and enhancement of the landscape.
Before the heritage designation application is made and not later than 30 days before the meeting of the local heritage council referred to in section 117, at which all interested persons may make representations, the clerk or the secretary-treasurer of each municipality must give public notice of the place, date and time of the meeting. For that purpose, the second paragraph of section 123 applies.
Sixty days after the date of the public notice and after obtaining the opinion of the local heritage council, the council of the municipality may adopt a resolution regarding the application for the heritage designation of the cultural landscape in question.