The current zoning allows residential building types; the permitted height is 10 metres. The Apartment Neighbourhoods designation would eliminate the height restriction. Bedford Glen residents and Bedford Park residents are registered as Participants. Tuesday, Feb 13 7: For more info email lawrence gmail. The Appeal was heard on Dec 7, and the Decision was released on Dec 21, TLAB has accepted the evidence of the professional planners that the variance for the third storey does not meet the intent and purpose of the Official Plan and zoning by-laws and is not desirable for the appropriate development of the land and is not minor.
Accordingly, the SAHRA appeal was allowed and the variances requested for the 79 Felbrigg application are not authorized. No responses were received to those emails. The Press Release follows: The legislation includes reforms that will: Instead, the tribunal will function more like a true appeal body for major land use planning decisions.
Under the new standard of review for land use planning appeals involving matters like official plans and zoning bylaws, the tribunal will only be able to overturn a matter if the tribunal determines that the municipal decision is inconsistent with, or does not conform to provincial policies and municipal plans. Establish clear timelines for the hearing process to help ensure timely decisions.
Eliminate lengthy and often confrontational examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses by parties and their lawyers at the oral hearings of major land use planning appeals.
Provincial approvals of official plans and official plan updates, including approvals of conformity exercises to provincial plans will be shielded from appeal. Secondary Plans such as Midtown in Focus in the Yonge-Eglinton area will be shielded from amendment applications for 2 years after approval.
The Bill received Royal Assent on December 12 but we are still awaiting the Proclamation date not yet defined. We are currently dealing with the fact that the Bill currently allows the ability to submit an appeal to still be considered by the Ontario Municipal Board even after Royal Assent and before the Proclamation Date.
In our view, this would lead to developers appealing to the OMB as soon as they can in the planning review process so that they can be considered under the old rules. In our opinion, all appeals filed after Royal Assent on December , should be considered under the new rules by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal regardless of the date of complete application.