What is a PPU?

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PPU is an acronym for programme particulier d’urbanisme. In English the term is SPP which stands for Special Planning Program. The PPU is a municipal plan that documents the future development of existing or previously undeveloped land and often includes zoning changes. It is prepared for the city council by a team of urban planners in consultation with the city’s citizens.

Given the potential impact on a community, it is critical for a municipality to maintain full transparency throughout the process. This FAQ is about the 2012 version of the PPU for Ste. Anne de Bellevue.