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Bylaw aims to protect Montreal-area golf courses from future development

Bylaw to protect 460 hectares of green space

January 31, 2024  By Turf & Rec

The Montreal Metropolitan Community has enacted an interim control bylaw aimed at protecting golf courses in the greater Montreal area from future development.

Among the golf courses included in the freeze are The Country Club of Montreal, Golf Saint-Lambert, Golf Beloeil, the Candiac Golf Club, Dorval Golf, the Mascouche Golf Club, the former Rosemère Golf Club, the Le Boisé Club in Terrebonne, Mascouche Golf, Ste-Rose Golf in Laval, and the Boucherville Golf Club.

An amendment to the temporary bylaw, however, protects a minimum of 70 per cent of five courses. About 460 hectares of green space are protected through the bylaw. Its goal is to protect 30 per cent of the metropolitan area by 2030.

Development isn’t necessarily defined by housing and apartments, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says, adding it could also mean a school, park or a type of infrastructure.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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