25. Where, by virtue of the third paragraph of section 21, an amendment is proposed to a plan respecting lands comprised in the territory of a regional county municipality or a metropolitan community, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy shall transmit the proposed amendment to the council of the municipality or community or to both councils if the amendment is proposed to a plan respecting lands comprised both in the territory of a regional county municipality and in the territory of a metropolitan community for an opinion. The amendment cannot be submitted to the Government for approval before the expiry of 120 days from the date of transmission of the proposed amendment, unless the Minister received, before that date, from each regional county municipality or metropolitan community concerned, notice of approval of the proposed amendment.
Where a land use plan respects lands comprised in one of the territories referred to in section 24, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy shall transmit the proposed amendment to the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government, the Cree Nation Government, the Kativik Regional Government or the municipality concerned. In such a case, the proposed amendment may be submitted to the Government for approval 120 days after its transmission or once the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government, the Cree Nation Government, the Kativik Regional Government or the municipality gives notice in writing of its approval of the proposed plan.
For the purposes of section 23 and the first paragraph, the following are considered to be regional county municipalities:
(1) Ville de Gatineau, Ville de Laval, Ville de Mirabel and Ville de Lévis; and
(2) Ville de Montréal, Ville de Québec and Ville de Longueuil.
When a municipality listed in subparagraph 2 of the third paragraph is considered to be a regional county municipality, its territory is deemed to correspond to the urban agglomeration provided for in any of sections 4 to 6 of the Act respecting the exercise of certain municipal powers in certain urban agglomerations (chapter E-20.001) and the council by which the municipality acts is its urban agglomeration council constituted under that Act.
For the purposes of section 23, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec are considered to be regional county municipalities from the coming into force of their first metropolitan land use and development plan. In that section, any reference to the land use planning and development plan is deemed to be a reference to the metropolitan land use and development plan.
1987, c. 23, s. 25; 1990, c. 85, s. 122; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 208; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2009, c. 26, s. 109; 2010, c. 10, s. 149; 2013, c. 19, s. 84.