Mandated by Town Council to study construction and renovation projects, the Planning Advisory Committee (usually designated by its French acronym, CCU) is a body found in municipalities all over Quebec and empowered under Section 146 of the Act respecting land use planning and development.
In Town of Mount Royal, the makeup and operation of our Planning Advisory Committee are formalized in By-law No. 1434.
The Town’s Planning Advisory Committee normally meets on Friday of every other week. Send your plans to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planning Advisory Committee has seven members
- One (1) Council member appointed by resolution of Council (this member is called the “Council member”). The Council member is the chair of the committee.
- Five (5) members chosen from among Town residents for their educational background and expertise in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. These members shall be members of the Ordre des architectes du Québec, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, or the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec. Of the professional members, at least three shall be architects who are members of the Ordre des architectes du Québec.
- One (1) citizen residing in Town of Mount Royal and appointed by resolution of Council (this member is called the “appointed citizen”).
In addition, one of the following persons must attend the committee’s meetings: the Town manager, the director of the Technical Services Department or the head of the Urban Planning and Inspection Division. These persons are not entitled to vote.
Duties of the Planning Advisory Committee
- Carry out studies and assist Council in developing its urban planning policy;
- Consider all written requests to modify urban regulations submitted by Council and submit a report of its findings to Council;
- Study requests for permits and certificates in light of the objectives and criteria contained in the Town’s Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program;
- Study plans submitted under the by-law respecting the comprehensive development programs;
- Study any request for minor variances and make recommendations regarding such variances to Council.
The committee may also make other recommendations regarding urban planning, zoning, subdivision and construction, such as Council may request.
Have you submitted a project to the Town?
You may be invited by the CCU to come in person and discuss specific aspects of your plans.