As of today, April 3, 2018, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the provincial body that deals with land use planning appeals, has been replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).
This change in legislation is part of Bill 139, passed by the province. Appeals that are already before the OMB will be subject to the existing rules. Appeals made after April 3 will be subject to the new appeal process and will be heard by the new LPAT.
Planning staff have been working over the past few months to implement the required changes this move to the LPAT will mean for our processes. We will be bringing an information report and providing a briefing to Council at the April 17 Council meeting to outline the changes made in response to new legislation. After the report to Council on April 17 I will provide an update here with more details.
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