20% of French ski resorts were awarded this criteria
SCOT again !
1 acronym, 4 letters for a document that will organize the development of our local area (territory) for the next 20 years to come ! Such is the vocation of a SCOT or “territorial coherence scheme”: a urbanization planning document that defines the main directions of development in the long run for a given territory and across several communes or group of municipalities. The SCOT ensures that urbanization policies are consistent. It is a document that defines the balance between protection and development options. This document is a legal framework that binds and trumps others such as local development or habitat plans. Mandated by the Grenelle 2 (July 12, 2010), the SCOT is controlled by the territory’s elected body.
How does it work ?
A SCOT is conceived in 3 or 4 years depending on the territory. Different stages take place: diagnosis, Project Planning and Sustainable Development (PADD), which sets the objectives for the planning policies and a Guidance Document of Objectives (DOO) to organize the territory and implement the PADD. Many mountain areas (Tarentaise, Ecrins, Gapençaise area ...) are developing their SCOT to identify issues and challenges of their territory: agricultural land, protection of natural areas, resort development strategies, natural resource management ... to maintain a balance between urban, industrial, tourism, agriculture and natural resources.
My resort was awarded this logo if:
The county council where the resort is located will favor renovations of old existing buildings rather than the construction of new ones to protect the non-built land (POS, PLU, PADD, SCOT). It will supervise the validation and provide all dates for modifications/updates of the urbanization planning documents.