65. Upon application of a regional county municipality, a municipal corporation, a community or an agency providing public services, the commission may, on such conditions as it may determine, exclude from the agricultural zone an aggregate of lots or parts of lots in respect of which a municipal corporation, a community or an agency providing public services projects to authorize a subdivision or a use for a purpose other than agriculture.
The commission shall obtain the advice of the regional county municipality or of the community where the application is not made by the latter. The regional county municipality or the community shall transmit its advice to the commission within sixty days after the application.
In considering the application, the commission must examine the impact of the project on the economic development of the region and the availability of sites other than those concerned in the application, taking into account the criteria mentioned in section 12.
If the commission grants the application, it must impose the condition, where applicable, that the development plan and the municipal by-law designed to implement the decision be adopted and in force within eighteen months from the date on which the decision was thus rendered, failing which the decision becomes void. In such a case, the commission shall have the exclusion order revoked in the registry office.
1978, c. 10, s. 65; 1985, c. 26, s. 22.