Urban sprawl is bad for Sainte Anne

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Do we really want the urban sprawl proposed in the current PPU:

it results in an unattractive and inefficient use of urban land and resources; requires excessive infrastructure costs to extend water, sewers, and roads to remote areas; affects the need to travel, the time spent commuting, and access to employment; increases congestion and pollution; imposes costs on the young, the elderly, and low-income households who cannot drive (or cannot afford to); and results in the loss of farmland, green space, and environmentally sensitive areas.

Source: Municipal Finance and the Pattern of Urban Growth. Enid Slack