39. A person wishing to purchase or lease land for commercial or industrial purposes must submit a written application to the Minister, along with a business plan for the person’s project and any other document or information that demonstrates the project’s socio-economic repercussions, repercussions in terms of sustainable development, and viability. The administration fees payable for the examination of the application are those provided for in paragraph 8 of the first paragraph of section 2 of Schedule I.
Despite the second paragraph of section 7, an application by a person whose business plan is deemed acceptable by the Minister has precedence over any subsequent application pertaining to the same land. However, the fact that a project is deemed acceptable does not oblige the Minister to sell or lease the land.
The contract of sale or lease of land may contain conditions, particularly as regards the investments to be made, land surveying, compliance with the business plan, as well as any related resolutory clause.
O.C. 231-89, s. 39; O.C. 705-2010, s. 28; O.C. 980-2015, s. 11.