59. A regional county municipality or a community may apply to the commission to determine in which cases and under which conditions new uses of land for residential purposes may be introduced in an agricultural zone.
In addition to the regional county municipality or the community, the local municipality concerned and the certified association are interested persons in relation to the application. A copy of the application must be sent to them by the regional county municipality or the community making the application.
The application must concern
(1) a destructured tract of land in the agricultural zone ; or
(2) lots having an area sufficient to avoid destructuring the agricultural zone, situated in sectors identified in the land use planning and development plan or in a draft amendment or revision of such a plan.
The application must contain the information required by the commission, including the information required for the purposes of sections 61.1 and 62.
However, an application that relates to a draft amendment or revision of the land use planning and development plan may be made only after the consultation period provided for in the second paragraph of section 53.5 or, where applicable, the second paragraph of section 56.6 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1).
The commission shall enter every admissible application in the general register and inform the interested persons.
For the purposes of this section, Municipalité de Baie-James is deemed to be a regional county municipality.
1978, c. 10, s. 59; 1985, c. 26, s. 18; 1989, c. 7, s. 19; 1996, c. 2, s. 825; 1996, c. 26, s. 36; 2001, c. 35, s. 3; 2002, c. 68, s. 52.