Post OMB: navigating the new land use appeal process
On October 23, LPASC partnered with the Urban Land Institute Toronto to present a special “reverse panel” of community, public and private sector planning and development stakeholders to explore Ontario’s new land use approval system and how LPASC provides professional resources to support the new regime.The panel included Jason Thorne, City of Hamilton, Remo Agostino, The Daniels Corp, Roslyn Houser Goodmans LLP, Mary Lee, LPASC Executive Director and Mark Christie, LPASC Registrar.
Opening presentations were provided by Mary Ellen Bench, City Solicitor, City of Mississauga and LPASC Chair Anna Pace. Her presentation can be viewed here.
Bill 139 public education session - September 25, 2018
LPASC Executive Director Mary Lee joined staff at the City of Mississauga to give a public education session for residents and ratepayer groups. Lia Magi, LL.B., Legal Counsel, Planning and Development, City of Mississauga, introduced the changes brought about by Bill 139, including the implementation of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) which replaces the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Mary Lee introduced the mandate and services of LPASC.
You can watch the video by following the link below and searching on September 25. Mary Lee’s presentation begins at the 56-minute mark.
LPASC begins consultation on its services
The Local Planning Appeal Support Centre introduces its interim plan for information and professional services and invites feedback from the community. The Centre is conducting an open consultation until October 31, 2018.
LPASC was launched in April 2018 to help people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process in Ontario. The Province charged the Centre through the LPASC Act, 2017 to establish and administer a cost-effective and efficient system for providing support services, and to establish criteria for determining the eligibility of persons to receive the support. Read more...
Chair Presents on the Support Centre's Early Days
June 21, 2018 - Chair Anna Pace presented to planners at the Oak Ridges District meeting of the Ontario Professional Planners Association. Her presentation tells the story of the support centre’s early days.
Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Now Open
April 10, 2018 – Toronto
Last week, Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Support Centre opened its doors to the public for the first time. The centre’s role is to help people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process.“People know that what gets built in their community affects their quality of life, but they often don’t know how to influence those decisions,” explains board chair, Anna Pace. “The Local Planning Appeal Support Centre can help bridge that gap.” Read more...