This approach was the result of an exercise in consultation and reflection in 2016 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