Articles in the Land Use Planning Law Category
Donnelly Law’s next hearing is set to begin November 25, 2013 in King Township. Here is a bit of background, published in Environmental Defence’s Greenbelt Watch newsletter.
The Ontario Municipal Board is set to hear an important case regarding whether to allow future development on the Oak Ridges Moraine, beginning November 23, 2013. The hearing will take place in King Township, the site of a proposed 600-person outdoor banquet/event facility, bed and breakfast, and children’s camp for 200 campers. The proposal was unanimously rejected by King Township Council in August 2013. …
King residents oppose banquet facility on Oak Ridges Moraine
The Toronto Star
August 25, 2013
“A controversial proposal to build a banquet facility on prime agricultural land on the Oak Ridges Moraine could test the limits of the protections in place for southern Ontario’s so-called “rain barrel.””
Read the Toronto Star article on this proposal, opposed by Donnelly Law’s client the Stewards of the Moraine Inc., here.
Stewards pleased Township on their side
Mark Pavilons for the King Weekly Sentinel
August 20, 2013
The Stewards of the Moraine Inc. are pleased with recommendations by King Township staff to refuse a bid for a rural banquet facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan Area. Click here to read more about the Stewards of the Moraine’s reaction to the Township Planning Report in the latest edition of the King Weekly Sentinel.
By: Simon Martin
News Reporter, King Connection
Published on Friday August 09 2013
Donnelly Law clients vow to fight banquet hall proposed for lands on the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Read the full article here: http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/4040057-king-township-group-fights-proposed-banquet-hall/
By Matthew Strader
News Reporter, Caledon Enterprise
Published on Monday August 5, 2013
Another group of local residents is looking to take legal action after a Minister’s Zoning Order was given to allow construction for a 180-acre Canadian Tire distribution warehouse in Bolton.
MPP for Brampton Springdale Linda Jeffrey granted a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) on July 18 for the development as requested by Caledon’s council after they approved the application earlier in the month.
On July 24, David Donnelly, of Donnelly Law Barrister and Solicitor, submitted a letter to Minister Jeffrey advising her that he …
By: Rachel Mendleson News reporter, Published on Wed May 01 2013
Environmentalists are anxiously awaiting a potentially precedent-setting verdict in a fierce conflict over a proposed quarry on protected Niagara Escarpment lands south of Collingwood, not far from the picturesque Blue Mountains.
The case, which began with Walker Industries’ initial application nearly a decade ago, is now before a judicial review, with a decision expected in the coming months. If approved, some warn it will tip the balance toward those who wish to exploit the riches of the escarpment — and undermine the protections put …
David Donnelly comments on the precedent-setting case to be argued tomorrow to ensure the Niagara Escarpment is protected. Read it here: http://environmentaldefence.ca/blog/escarpment-blues-legal-battle-stop-massive-quarry-continues
Traffic, heritage and financing among chief concerns
PICKERING — Residents of Whitevale say they are battling on behalf of all Pickering residents in their continued fight against the impacts of the proposed Seaton development.
A group of residents from the north Pickering village are among the last objecting parties to the long-planned Seaton development, which will add nearly 37,000 new residents to the city’s existing population of 95,000 in its first phase.
“A lot of people think we’re just trying to protect Whitevale, but we’re trying to protect Pickering,” said resident Marion Thomas, …
Mount Nemo Victory Featured in Niagara Escarpment Views Magazine
Donnelly Law represented the citizen’s group, Clearview Community Coalition Incorporated (“CCC”), at the 15-month Walker Quarry hearing before the Joint Board. Donnelly Law will report on the arguments of the parties in this precedent-setting judicial review application of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, challenging the decision of the Joint Board to allow the quarry in Niagara Escarpment Commission v. The Joint Board et al. For Donnelly Law’s take on the Walker decision, visit: http://donnellylaw.ca/?p=1313
On June 17, 2012, a majority (2-1) of the three-member Joint Board granted conditional approval to the development …