Ontario Municipal Board Hamilton Ruling Summary for Week of May 9 to 13, 2016

The Ontario Municipal Board released a few decisions involving the City of Hamilton this week. The most significant came in appeals of the City’s new rural official plan and zoning bylaw, the others involved a 307-unit new subdivision in Binbrook, a denied severance in Ancaster, and a six-storey multiple dwelling on Barton Street in Flamborough. Each one of the cases decisions can be read on CanLii.ca and are linked in the summaries below. Coalition For Rural Ontario Environmental Protection v. Hamilton (City)
Hamilton Rural Zoning and Official Plan appeals
http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onomb/doc/2016/2016canlii26566/2016canlii26566.html

This is one of the larger appeals of the City’s new rural official plan and zoning bylaw, which is now narrowed to a fourteen remaining appellants , with the City and other appellants having reached agreements. The significance of this week’s ruling, which is procedural in nature, is the Ontario Municipal Board ruled – with the exceptions of sections under appeal, the new rural official plan and zoning bylaw is in effect.