IMPACT MAPS FOR ZONING CHANGES*: For the first time, the scope and impact of the zoning changes being made by the Dandenault council have been revealed. This information was never provided, by Mayor Dandenault or the director of urbanism, Réal Girard, at the only public consultation held in April 2015 or on the town’s web site.
There are EIGHT impact maps of which THREE are presented here. You may view all of the maps here Impact Maps.
* From David James and Sutton Scene
1. UPDATE: STATUS OF CHANGES PLANNED FOR CONServation & PAM ZONES:
Council has already made major changes to zones. It did not want to await
the trial’s outcome before acting. In November, Council adopted provisions of subdivision bylaw 256 and zoning bylaw 2542 that were not subject to
referendum and those that did not receive sufficient signatures in July to
trigger registries to request referendums. Other zoning changes are in
various states of limbo, but all essentially await council decisions on whether to proceed.
● Provisions already passed in Nov. 2015 for which there were insufficient signatures in July to hold registries.
● Provisions in limbo: 5 Withdrawn from Feb. registries due to errors; await council decision whether to redo registries and possible referendums.
● Provisions awaiting referendums: 29 After sufficient signatures in February registries for referendums; await council decision whether to proceed; shall not be formally passed until after final trial decision.
● Provisions awaiting formal council approval: 16 – ‘Approved’ after insufficient signatures in Feb. registries for referendums; shall not be formally 2 passed until after final trial decision.
2. GAINS AND LOSSES PLANNED FOR LEVEL OF RESTRICTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT IN CONServation and PAM ZONES – NET LOSS 800 HA/2,000 ACRES (Due to Bylaw 254-2 DRAFT)
Council is changing zone designations for some 1,400 hectares or almost
3,500 acres of territory. The net result is 800 hectares or almost 2,000 acres
will have fewer restraints on development. The downgrades are, for example, from CONServation to PAM or from PAM to RURal. Their red blotches dominate the map.
For more details of changes planned separately for PAM and CONServation
3. MODIFICATIONS PLANNED FOR URBAN PLAN’S CONSERVATION PLAN: PAM and CONS zones (Due to Bylaw 254-2 DRAFT)
Sutton’s Urban Plan, known as document 1141, contains maps that
enshrine areas for different land use.
The next map, the Conservation Plan, shows what is popularly referred
● ‘Green’ land, otherwise known as agricultural land
● ‘White’ land, otherwise known as land that can be subdivided
● Orange – territory designated as CONServation zones where no building may take place, without special permission
o Modifications planned for the Orange/CONS zones are shown in
● Yellow – territory designated as PAM zones, between 350-550
meters, which have special development restrictions
o Modifications planned for Yellow/PAM zones are shown in grey.
Because the changes modify the CONServation and PAM zones set out in the overall Urban Plan, Me Galipeau says the law requires their approval by a territory wide referendum for everyone.
For more details about changes planned for land use areas, see Tableau I
The impact maps were requested by the judge. The town has yet to presents its versions.
The courtroom attendees unfortunately did not see the impact maps as the
flipchart faced away towards the judge and the town’s lawyer.