City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

June 13, 2016 10:12 ET

Beaconsfield Presents a Comprehensive Vision of Land Use Planning and Development

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - June 13, 2016 - Mayor Georges Bourelle highlighted the important work accomplished by the Advisory Committee on Land Use Planning and Development following the presentation of its recommendations at a public meeting on June 7, 2016, which was attended by more than thirty residents.

Chaired by Councillor Wade Staddon and composed of Beaconsfield residents and experts from relevant key sectors, the Committee was mandated to explore new trends in land use planning and evolving housing needs, including a review of the densification and usage of all City sectors.

This approach was the result of an exercise in consultation and reflection which allowed to review the key priorities of land use planning in order to respond to community needs and to ensure the efficient and harmonious development of the living environment in Beaconsfield for the long term. The Committee's recommendations also considered issues related to density and socio-demographic trends as well as the requirements arising from the Development Plan of the Montréal Agglomeration. The following guidelines were targeted:

  • A city of human scale (height, density, services) based on the concepts of walkability
  • A city favouring public access to its rivers and water ways
  • A city that preserves its existing natural environments
  • A city that focuses on the diversity of mixed uses
  • A city that takes social equity into account
  • A city that strives to maintain its character

Excellent collaborative endeavour

The presentation was the conclusion of several months of concerted effort by the Committee members, including the submission of briefs by residents. The Committee proceeded with the drafting of the recommendations in a good spirit of common purpose and collaboration.

"The input of all stakeholders has been a vital contribution to this process. It has allowed us to gain a more accurate picture of the situation and to map out options that will obtain widespread support. I am very proud of the accomplished work and of the citizen involvement, in particular of the Committee members who received excellent technical support from municipal staff. We also appreciated the positive feedback from the residents who assisted at the meeting on June 7", stated Councillor Wade Staddon.

The final report will be tabled at the upcoming Council meeting on June 20 after which it will be published, together with the explanatory presentation, on the City's website.

Contact Information

  • Mayor's Office