Consent Granting Authority Delegation
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
O.Reg. 354/02 (Consent Granting Authority) made under the Planning Act, was amended by O. Reg. 103/13 (Consent Granting Authority) made under the Planning Act. This amendment provides certain municipalities with the authority to approve consent applications.
As a result of the making of O. Reg. 103/13 (Consent Granting Authority), and also O. Reg. 102/13 (Approval Authority ? Plans of Subdivision), the following consequential amendments were made:
-O. Reg. 105/13 (Delegation of Authority of Minister to Give Consents) amended O. Reg. 136/95 (Delegation of Authority of Minister to Give Consents); and,
-O. Reg. 106/13 (Revoking Various Regulations) revoked O. Reg. 190/01 (Delegation of Authority - Town of Sioux Lookout), O. Reg. 337/98 (Delegation of Authority - Plans of Subdivision and condominiums, Town of Sioux Lookout, and, O. Reg. 335/98 Delegation of Authority to Give Consents - Town of Sioux Lookout)
O. Reg. 103/13 (Consent Granting Authority) made under the Planning Act comes into force on January 1, 2014.
December 11, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
Description of Regulation:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 354/02 (Consent Granting Authority) under the Planning Act in order to provide certain municipalities with the authority to approve consent applications.
The proposed amendment would provide this authority to 8 municipalities which have up-to-date official plans, namely:
1. Township of Baldwin
2. Township of Brethour
3. Township of Dubreuilville
4. Township of Gauthier
5. Municipality of Huron Shores
6. Town of Moosonee
7. Township of Red Rock
8. Village of Thornloe
It is proposed that the identified municipalities would receive their new authority on January 1, 2014.
Purpose of Regulation:
The Province is committed to a sound, efficient and effective planning system that enhances local autonomy and streamlines decision-making on planning applications.
This proposed regulation would empower councils as the planning approval authority for all consent applications within their municipalities.
This initiative reinforces MMAH's commitment to ensuring that decisions are made at the local level by municipalities that have up-to-date official plans consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) 2005.
Mr. Vince Fabiilli, Regional Director
Municipal Services Office, Eastern Region
8 Estate Lane
January 1, 2014