65.1. The applicant must demonstrate that there is no appropriate available space elsewhere in the territory of the local municipality, outside the agricultural zone, that is suitable for the purposes specified in the application for exclusion. The commission may reject an application on the sole ground that such spaces are available.
The commission shall, in addition to taking into consideration the criteria set out in section 62, satisfy itself that the exclusion answers a need and meets a development objective of the local municipality, the regional county municipality or the community, having regard to the objectives of the RCM land use and development plan or the metropolitan land use and development plan.
1996, c. 26, s. 42; 2001, c. 35, s. 11; 2002, c. 68, s. 52; 2010, c. 10, s. 140.