Langmaid’s Island Developers Opting for LPAT Hearings
A planned meeting about zoning by-law amendments for Langmaid’s Island have been cancelled.
Originally scheduled for last week, the Town of Huntsville was getting ready to hear waterfront landing applications for the proposed development.
“Please be advised that consideration of item 7.1 on Planning Committee’s agenda of November 20 , regarding zoning by-law amendment applications Z/11/12/2018/HTE (waterfront landings for Langmaid Island) has been cancelled,” reads a statement put out by the Huntsville Planning Committee.
Instead, the developers, Langmaid’s Island Corp. have appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), a process that replaces the previous mechanism of the Ontario Municipal Board for settling disputes between the local government and builders/developers.
LIC has also made a similar appeal against the Township of Lake of Bays.
Planning reports from both the Town of Huntsville and Lake of Bays recommended denying the applications for both aspects of the project.
Huntsville controls the waterfront landings process, that would give residents of the island development two parking lots and a boat shuttle launch to get to their properties. Lake of Bays is uneasy about the size and scope of the development as currently proposed.