The mandate of the Planning advisory committee (CCU) is to study especially, some construction permit requests for projects that must respect our bylaw concerning site planning and architectural integration programs (bylaw no. 452).
To study a request, the CCU must especially receive an implantation plan, a landscaping plan, colored drawings and materials samples of the proposed colors, etc.. These plans must clearly explain the project and must be the final version. We remind you that some Quebec laws include an obligation that some plan must be signed by a member of the Quebec Order of Architects for any project worth over a 100 000 $.
The CCU uses criteria included in bylaw 452 concerning implantation and architectural integration to assure that your project does not affect a building or a group of buildings that would have an heritage value (historical buildings, building designed by a renowned architect, etc.). If your project does not respect the bylaw, the CCU will give you explanations about how to modify your project in order for it to be in compliance with the bylaws.
The CCU has also the mandate to study minor exemptions requests. It analyseseachrequest using the criteria of bylaw 440.
The CCU has no power other than recommending the acceptance or the refusal of the requests.
It is the municipal council that decides if the construction permits must be issued for these requests. Those decisions are taken by using the CCU recommendations.
The CCU meets also to discuss and offer its recommendations for any questions concerning the planning of the Village of Senneville, the activities permitted in some zones, the subdivision rules, the rules concerning construction maintenance., etc.