On Friday, May 28, 2021, Members of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) held a Case Management Conference (CMC) virtually via Zoom in regard to the Penryn Mason Homes Phase 5 Subdivision.

At the request of the Solicitors for both sides, the Tribunal member allowed the conversion of the CMC (or pre-hearing) to a settlement hearing for Phase 1 (also referred to as Phase 5A) of the matter. The Planners for both sides provided expert evidence about the planning instruments presented with the Minutes of Settlement.

After the Planners provided their submissions, the LPAT agreed with the Planners that there is good planning rationale for Phase 5A.

The LPAT also verbally confirmed that those who requested to be a party or participant in the hearing did not object to the phased approach presented in the proposed settlement. The LPAT member also confirmed that there is a desire for the parties and participants to be involved with the appeal of Phase two (also referred to as Block 272).

The LPAT will provide a written Order in the coming weeks, which will be posted on the Tribunal and Municipal websites.

“We are pleased the LPAT agreed that the proposed settlement made good planning sense and that the matter has been dealt with expeditiously,” notes Mayor Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “We will await the final written Order, and provide another update on our website, as it becomes available to us.”