PROGRAMME PARTICULIER D’URBANISME

 

SPECIAL PLANNING PROGRAMME

A Special Planning Programme (SPP) is a component of the Master Plan.  While the Master Plan refers to planning throughout the municipality, a SPP can provide more details about the planning of certain sectors which generate special attention from Council.

 

 

SPP for the Centre-Village sector

 

  • By-law No. 796-11 amending the Master Plan No. 635-05 in order to integrate a Special Planning Programme of the Centre-Village of Chelsea
  • Appendix A “Central Area of the Municipality of Chelsea – Special Planning Program and Concordance By-laws”
  • Appendix B "Landuse Map PU-635-05-1"

 

  • By-law No. 797-11 amending specific provisions of the Zoning By-law No. 636-05 in order to ensure the concordance with the adoption of a Special Planning Programme for the Centre-Village of Chelsea

 

  • By-law No. 798-11 amending specific provisions of the By-law respecting subdivisions No. 637-05 in order to ensure the concordance with the adoption of a Special Planning Programme for the Centre-Village of Chelsea

 

  • By-law No. 799-11 (french only) amending specific provisions of the By-law respecting Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programmes No. 681-06 in order to ensure the concordance with the adoption of a Special Planning Programme for the Centre-Village of Chelsea

 

  • Appendix A "Zones subject to a SPAIP-Centre-Village"

 

  • Appendix B "Table of buildings and historique sites in the central area"

 

  • By-law No. 800-11 amending specific provisions of the By-law No. 640-05 respecting Comprehensive Development Programmes in order to ensure the concordance with the adoption of a Special Planning Programme for the Centre-Village of Chelsea

 

  • Road Study "Étude de circulation, de stationnement et aménagement des intersections et des chaussées principales dans le secteur du centre-village à Chelsea" (French version)

 

 

SPP for the Farm Point sector

 

 

Click here to view the information of the meeting of January 17, 2013.

 

The Farm Point Area is located in the northern portion of the Municipality of Chelsea adjacent to the Municipality of La Pêche (Wakefield). This area was developed historically on two fronts, the first one located along the Gatineau River shores around the Saint-Clément church with permanent dwellings and cottages, the second one along Highway 105 with businesses and single family dwellings. The looming completion of a new section of Highway 5 with a direct access from Cross Loop Road will provide new development opportunities for this area in the coming years.

 

The Planning context

Under Chelsea’s Master Plan provisions the Farm Point Area is identified as a Multi-purpose Center offering proximity services to local residents. In addition to commercial facilities located at the intersection of St-Clément Road and Highway 105, Farm Point offers a library service point and a public transit stop located at St-Clément church. A municipal water treatment network has recently been built to offset negative environmental impacts in the area.

 

In order to ensure proper control of land development of this area while respecting its rural, forest and built character and its natural environment, the Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programme (SPAIP) defines goals and evaluation criteria applicable to commercial zones bordering Highway 105. The main goal of the SPAIP is to ensure that commercial development in the area respect sustainable development criteria.

 

Why a Special Planning Programme for Farm Point?

A Special Planning Programme (SPP) is a component of the Master Plan aimed at providing a detailed planning scheme for a portion of the municipal territory of significant importance as it has been the case for the Center-Village Area.

 

The SPP is a very useful tool when significant changes occur in an area as it is the case in Farm Point with the upcoming completion of Highway 5. Furthermore, the construction of a municipal water treatment network makes the area more attractive for development and changes the rules of the game.

 

These changes are liable to increase development pressures in the area with demands for:

 

·    New residential developments;

·    Commercial facilities particularly along Highway 105 and the intersection of St-Clément and Cross Loop roads.

 

The Special Planning Programme to be developed includes five (5) steps:

 

1.    Data collection and analysis (September-October 2012);

2.    Issues, planning goals and delimitation of the SPP zone (October 2012);

3.    A Planning Concept, land uses and land-use densities (November-December 2012);

4.    An Action plan and by-law concordance analysis (January-February 2013);

5.    A final SPP document and concordance by-laws (February 2013).

 

The SPP development schedule provides for a draft proposal defining the concept, land uses and land-use densities at the end of November and the final SPP document and concordance by-laws to be completed in mid-February 2013.

 

The key to success for the Farm Point SPP: information and dialogue

 

 

Information will be available online as the planning process moves forward.

 

The Municipal Council and members of municipal committees will be closely involved in the SPP planning process at each critical step.

 

 

Furthermore, the area residents will be involved in the process.

 

Finally, a public consultation meeting will conclude the participation process.

 

For more information, please contact:  Maria Elena Isaza, Director of the Planning and Sustainable Development Services.

 

 

Special Planning Programme : Farm Point

A Special Planning Program (SPP) is a component of the Master Plan.  While the Master Plan refers to planning throughout the municipality, a SPP can provide more details about the planning of certain sectors which generate special attention from Council.


 

 

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Presentation to the community October 5, 2013

 

SPP (PPU) Committee

Committee members

Denis Dezutter (Président – Chairman)
Chris Faasen (Co-président – Co-chairman)
David Beattie (Secrétaire – secretaire)
Michel Bastien
Pierre Charles
Sylvie D’Aoust
Claude Gervais
Jules Martineau
Neil Sundet
Céline Brault (membre consultative – consultative member)

Committee global vision

Mandate

To prepare a report and a comprehensive presentation on all aspects of a proposed PPU, for presentation to the municipal council before Winter (the Chair suggests we complete our work by mid-October). The purpose of the report and presentation will be to inform the decision-making of the municipal council concerning our collage of Farm Point.

Vision 

o   To live, work, play and grow together harmoniously including all families;

o   Support all improvements that could be attractive to future generations;

o   Care deeply for all in our community;

o   Have the ability to enjoy all that makes the beauty of the Farm Point environment;

o   The respect of every citizens and the preservation of Farm Point heritage;

o   The respect between the development and the protection of the nature.

 

This should be done by the PPU committee with respect and wisdom.

 

Draft of global visions 

Vision for Recreational Area

Vision for Senior Residence

Vision for the Carmen Lands

Vision for the Commercial Zone Along route 105

Vision for the Quarry Lands

Vision for the St-Clement Corridor

 

Rules for attendance

Everybody can attend the meeting of the committee but the attendance cannot ask questions and make comments at the risk of being excluded.
An appointment can always be taken with the president who will be happy to answer your questions.
As soon as the project will progress enough, a presentation will be done to the community where everyone could express their opinion. 

Committee documents

Report #01 - zone 105 final - 1223

Report #02 recreation zone final - 1223

Report #03 carmen-lea final - 1223

Report #04 st-clement final - 1223

Report #05 carriere final - 1223

Report #06 residence des aines final - 1223

 

Minutes

May 8, 2013

May 14, 2013

May 22, 2013

May 29, 2013

June 5, 2013

June 12, 2013

SPP for the Farm Point Sector (in progress)

The Farm Point Area is located in the northern portion of the Municipality of Chelsea adjacent to the Municipality of La Pêche (Wakefield). This area was developed historically on two fronts, the first one located along the Gatineau River shores around the Saint-Clément church with permanent dwellings and cottages, the second one along Highway 105 with businesses and single family dwellings. The looming completion of a new section of Highway 5 with a direct access from Cross Loop Road will provide new development opportunities for this area in the coming years.

 

The Planning Context

Under Chelsea’s Master Plan provisions the Farm Point Area is identified as a Multi-purpose Center offering proximity services to local residents. In addition to commercial facilities located at the intersection of St-Clément Road and Highway 105, Farm Point offers a library service point and a public transit stop located at St-Clément church. A municipal water treatment network has recently been built to offset negative environmental impacts in the area.

In order to ensure proper control of land development of this area while respecting its rural, forest and built character and its natural environment, the Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programme (SPAIP) defines goals and evaluation criteria applicable to commercial zones bordering Highway 105. The main goal of the SPAIP is to ensure that commercial development in the area respect sustainable development criteria.

 

Why a SPP for Farm Point?

A Special Planning Programme (SPP) is a component of the Master Plan aimed at providing a detailed planning scheme for a portion of the municipal territory of significant importance as it has been the case for the Center-Village Area.

The SPP is a very useful tool when significant changes occur in an area as it is the case in Farm Point with the upcoming completion of Highway 5. Furthermore, the construction of a municipal water treatment network makes the area more attractive for development and changes the rules of the game.

These changes are liable to increase development pressures in the area with demands for:

  • New residential developments;
  • Commercial facilities particularly along Highway 105 and the intersection of St-Clément and Cross Loop roads.

 

The Special Planning Programme to be developed includes five (5) steps:

  • Data collection and analysis;
  • Issues, planning goals and delimitation of the SPP zone;
  • A Planning Concept, land uses and land-use densities;
  • An Action plan and by-law concordance analysis;
  • A final SPP document and concordance by-laws.

 

The SPP development schedule provides for a draft proposal defining the concept, land uses and land-use densities at the end of June and the final SPP document and concordance by-laws to be completed by the fall 2013.

 

The Municipal Council and members of municipal committees will be closely involved in the SPP planning process at each critical step.  Furthermore, the area residents will be involved in the process.  Finally, a public consultation meeting will conclude the participation process.

 

The Key for Success for the Farm Point Sector:  Information and Dialogue

Information will be available online as the planning process moves forward.  We encourage you to take into consideration the following information:

 

Public Consultation

Some 80 citizens attended an information and consultation meeting on the SPP for the Farm Point sector.  They’ve expressed the desire to be more closely involved in setting the vision for Farm Point.  Consult the January 17, 2013 PowerPoint Presentation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Click here to consult the FAQ (updated March 4, 2013)

 

Village Café

Briefly, a village café is a type of consultation that encourages discussion, exchange of views and sharing of opinion between participants.  The village café’s main objective is to give Farm Point residents the opportunity to share with their neighbours their vision for Farm Point, their concerns and their proposals for the Special Planning Program.  A facilitator will ensure a productive discussion between participants.  Click here to consult the March 16, 2013 Invitation.

Village Café report now available. Click here to view to report

Schedule (updated March 27, 2013)

The next steps:

  • Preparation of a report (April/May 2013)
  • Adoption of the Draft By-law by Council (July 2013)
  • Public Consultation (August 2013)
  • Adoption of the SPP and concordance By-laws by Council (September 2013)
  • Entry into force (Fall 2013)

 

Urbanization Perimeter

 

What is an Urbanization Perimeter and how is it Governed?

The delimitation of urbanization perimeters (PU) constitutes an element mandatory in the contents of the elaboration of the Planning Scheme and Development by the MRC.

The Planning Scheme and Development of the MRC shall determine all urbanization perimeter bounding urban territories including sectors already urbanized and those in which it intends to implement new areas of expansion. The scheme can also identify areas that will be the first to be developed or redeveloped within an urbanization perimeter.

As part of the revision of the Planning Scheme and Development of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, a Technical Committee, composed of directors from urban planning services of each municipality, is responsible for evaluating and provide recommendations on the amendments proposed by the MRC. It also offers recommendations on requests made by each municipality including those for the creation and updating existing urbanization perimeters.

As for the Municipality of Chelsea, both the urbanization perimeter of the Centre-Village and that of the Farm Point Multi-Purpose Centre are included in the revised Draft Planning Scheme and Development of the MRC. Click here to consult the MRC map for the Farm Point sector.

In addition to having a desire to ensure a wider diversity of community services functions, the urbanization perimeters reflect a need to consider a more dense structure of the spatial organization of the territory. To this end, the urbanization perimeters surround certain areas assigned as "multifunctional" and "recreational tourism" which, unlike other areas of the same names, all correspond to existing village cores. These hubs represent village growth centers and concentration of both public and private facilities.

The Planning Scheme and Development may also determine, in the case of an urbanization perimeter or parts of it found outside of all priority area of development or redevelopment, the land uses that are of interest to the MRC.

 

Why Create an Urbanization Perimeter for the Farm Point Multi-Purpose Centre?

The Municipality of Chelsea includes commercial activities mainly permitted within four service areas: the Centre-Village, Farm Point (chemin St-Clément and Route 105) Hollow Glen (chemin de la Montagne) and chemin Alonzo-Wright.

Farm Point consists of residential, commercial and institutional buildings possessing the attributes of an urban unit and should include an urbanization perimeter that will, among other things:

 

  1. Outline the actual situation and ensure a greater diversity of services to the community by consolidating residential, commercial and services;
     
  2. Control expansion of existing sewer within a defined territory;
     
  3. Allow for the construction of an IGA and other business services in the zones CC-308, CC-311, CC-313. Actually, the Municipality adopted last year a By-law respecting Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programmes (SPAIP / “PIIA” in French) to assure the quality of projects in these sectors;
     
  4. Allow the rehabilitation of the quarry’s extraction area (EX-49) in order to amend the use for the extraction of raw materials (this use is not recommended because of the dangers and nuisances for residents) into residential use, for which the need for a sewer system is imminent because of the type of soil present in the area;
     
  5. Allow construction of a seniors’ residential project in the zone RA-314 that will hook-up with the existing sewer system.

 

Information on the Regulatory Planning Framework

 

For more information, please contact Maria Elena Isaza, Director of the Planning and Sustainable Development Services.

 

 

- Updated April 14, 2016 -