The CMM wants to protect its golf courses
The Metropolitan Community of Montreal (CMM) adopted Thursday an interim control regulation (RCI) aimed at promoting the « conversion and renaturalization » of green spaces. Six golf courses requiring “priority attention” are particularly targeted.
The Beloeil, Candiac and Mascouche golf clubs, the Chambly municipal golf course, the former Rosemère golf course and the Le Boisé golf club in Terrebonne are targeted.
The measure will therefore limit the possibility of real estate development in the targeted areas.
Other sectors will be added to the RCI in a possible second phase, including more golf courses. The CMM indicates that it will carry out studies to this effect to increase the surface area of green spaces in Greater Montreal.
“The alarming IPCC reports [Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat] require municipalities to take ambitious and concrete steps to accelerate the ecological transition and ensure a viable future for future generations,” said the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante.
The CMM is also asking the government for assistance of $100 million to set up a new axis of the Green and Blue Infrastructure funding program, which encourages sustainable development of the territory in the metropolitan region.
The government also announced the entry into force of the RCI on natural environments, which the CMM had adopted last April. The by-law added 12,367 hectares of natural environments that are subject to conservation measures in Greater Montreal.