Land-Use Planning

About the Department

Section 3 of the Land Use Planning and Development Act (R.S.Q., c A-19.1), in force since 1979, stipulates that « every regional county municipality (MRC) must maintain in force, at all times, a land use planning and development plan applicable to its whole territory ».

The Land Use Planning department administers the physical organization of the territory in order to make optimal use of the various environmental resources while taking into consideration its constraints and potential.

For more information about territory management, please contact our Land Planner.

Land Use Development Plan

The Land Use Planning and Development Plan identifies major development orientations and land uses that the MRC considers appropriate to ensure the harmonious coexistence of agricultural and non-agricultural uses, and specific objectives related to local development, agriculture, forestry, culture, heritage buildings and landscapes, natural environments and all current interest areas.

The Land Use Planning and Development Plan helps coordinate the choices and decisions that affect all of the municipalities, the government, its departments and agents. It is above all a document of intent formulated and designed to bring out a regional vision of economic, social and environmental development.

To take effect, planning regulations of local municipalities whose territory is withing the MRC must comply with the Land Use Planning and Development Plan.

Consult the current Land use Planning and Development Plan to learn more about territory management

Local Road Infrastructure Response Plan (PIIRL)

The MRC Pontiac worked closely with its municipalities and local stakeholders on the PIIRL. This planning approach, which is supported by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, has made it possible to target the most appropriate interventions in order to know the general state of the local road infrastructures that are most important to regional and local development, and to optimize remedial investments made on this road network.

For example, interventions on the local road network may take the following forms:

  • Localized preventive or palliative interventions in the form of reinforcement and resurfacing work.
  • General repair, repair of components, extension or reconstruction on a culvert in poor condition.

The implementation of the PIIRL is entrusted to the local municipalities which will be able to carry out the interventions provided for in the five-year plan for the prioritized local road network and to request financial assistance from the ministry’s grant program  which could offer a maximum subsidy of 75-90% of eligible costs.


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