To enable a metropolitan community, a regional county municipality or a city exercising the powers of a regional county municipality, as part of a revision or amendment of a land use planning and development plan, to:
— submit a management plan for lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones and floodplains in its territory;
— develop special measures (standards) to protect, enhance or rehabilitate designated lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones and floodplains in response to special circumstances; more specifically, in the case of floodplains, to develop special protection measures for a designated part of the territory to govern urban consolidation and prohibit the expansion of built-up areas;
— integrate the measures into an overall plan that takes into account and strives to harmonize the various activities within the territory.
The management plan and the special protection and enhancement measures approved for lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones and floodplains replace, to the extent specified therein, the measures set out in this Policy for the bodies of water and watercourses to which the Policy applies.