72.0.1. By its zoning or subdivision by-law made under the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1), the city may, in addition to any measure specifically provided for by that Act and in order to promote the rational planning and harmonious development of its territory, the protection of the environment and a high-quality built environment, (1) prescribe any measure to distribute the various uses, activities, structures and works across its territory and make them subject to standards, in accordance with any criterion or any division of the territory; such a measure may not however have the effect of restricting agricultural activities within the meaning of the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1) in an agricultural zone established under that Act; and
(2) govern the division of the land and prescribe the dimensions of and development standards for public and private thoroughfares.
Any provision adopted under the first paragraph that concerns a matter described in the third paragraph of section 123 of the Act respecting land use planning and development is considered to be a provision subject to approval by way of referendum for the purposes of that Act and this Charter. The procedure prescribed by subdivisions 2 and 2.1 of Division V of Chapter IV of Title I of that Act may be adapted in any reasonable manner consistent with the purposes of those subdivisions.