Ontario’s revamp of OMB places politics forward of planning, Tuckey, Dec. 2
Some members of the constructing trade are mourning the pending lack of the Ontario Municipal Board. This comes as no shock, provided that well-resourced builders nearly all the time gained the OMB course of marathon, with the outcome being paved nature, extra sprawl and fewer democratic management.
The OMB’s alternative is a brand new Land Use Planning Tribunal that provides some energy and duty again to democratically elected councils. Each builders and members of the general public ought to discover the brand new tribunal much less adversarial and extra eager about coverage than politics.
It’s time to vary the foundations in order that good planning wins over deep pockets.
Tim Grey, govt director, Environmental Defence, Toronto