A law unto itself : how the Ontario Municipal Board has developed and applied land use planning policy / John G. Chipman.

Illuminates OMB practices of overturning municipal land-use planning decisions to impose its own policies, which are generally protective of private interests, and of applying provincial planning policies within the context of its own standards.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Chipman, John George, 1941-
Corporate Author: Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Format: eBook
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2002.
Series:Institute of Public Administration of Canada series in public management and governance.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Genesis, Evolution, and Operation of the OMB
  • From Railway Regulator to Jack-of-All-Trades Tribunal
  • The Structure and Operation of the OMB
  • The Planning Appeal Role of the OMB
  • The Emergence of the OMB as a Land Use Planning Tribunal
  • The OMB as a Developer of Planning Policy
  • 2 The Evaluation of Interests
  • The Public Interest
  • The Adverse Impact Test
  • The Balancing of Public and Private Interests
  • The Evaluation of Private Interests
  • Has the OMB Been Captured?
  • 3 Policy Development in a Statutory/Judicial ContextThe Adequacy of Approval Procedures
  • Interference with Council Decisions
  • The Adequacy of Decision Making
  • Interim Control By-laws
  • The Meaning of Minor
  • 4 Policy Development in a Public Policy Vacuum
  • The Principles of Good Planning
  • The Protection of Neighbourhood Character
  • Commercial Competition
  • The Provision of Social Housing
  • Prematurity
  • 5 The Treatment of Provincial Policy
  • Sources of Provincial Policy
  • The Pattern of OMB Involvement
  • The OMB's General Approach
  • Regional Planning PolicyUrban Development and the Protection of Agricultural Lands
  • Statements of Provincial Policy
  • Matters of Provincial Interest
  • Environmental Protection Policies
  • Conclusions
  • 6 A Tribunal Out of Time
  • Theory v. Practice
  • The OMB and the Province
  • The Implications of Applying a Private Law Ideology
  • A Forum for Sober Second Thought
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