A public information session was held on September 25, 2018 to provide information on the recent changes to the Planning Act. The changes to the Planning Act were introduced through Bill 139, "Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017" (the Act). The Act came into force on April 3, 2018. The Act also replaced the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), made changes to the appeal process, and created the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre, all of which are intended to give communities a stronger voice in land use planning.
For more information about the Act, please go to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website at: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page17661.aspx
Please click on the links below to view the video of the information session and the presentations by Mary Lee, Executive Director of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre, and staff representatives from the Clerk's Office and Legal Services.
LPAT: Resident Information Session (Presentation)
Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (Presentation)
Information Session Video
Please note that the Government of Ontario has decided to close the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC). LPASC will no longer be accepting new requests for professional services from the public and has until June 30 to wind down. For more information please go to https://www.lpasc.ca/