Case studies

Interests of rural home owners prevail at LPAT hearing

A municipal council approval of a consent to sever three lots in a rural-agricultural area in Northumberland County was recently put to the test when adjacent residents began to wonder how they might be impacted by the approved development. The proponent had applied to subdivide an existing 8.5-hectare lot, currently in agricultural production, into four new rural-residential lots.    Read More…

 

Early dispute resolution avoids LPAT appeal

A long-time homeowner in a rural setting had concerns about plans to develop an area immediately adjacent to his property. The site is in a small Ontario city with a population of less than 25,000 that is experiencing growth pressures due to its proximity to a major urban centre. While the site is within the settlement area, this large-scale greenfield development will expand the City into an area that is currently being used for farming. The homeowner is worried about the size of an apartment block proposed next to his house.  Read More…

 

Recent LPAT decision clarifies rules for obtaining party or participant status

LPAT’s rules of practice and procedure are being clarified as cases come forward under the new regime.  Recently LPASC helped to clarify an important element of the new appeal process for major planning matters through one of its cases underway in Kitchener.  Read More…