ROPA 30 Appeal Proceedings at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Hearing Phase 2 and Oral Decision of Approval by the Tribunal (November 2020)

Phase 2 of the ROPA 30 hearing was held November 30, 2020. A settlement amongst the parties was reached, and a revised version of ROPA 30 was presented at the settlement hearing for the LPAT’s consideration. ROPA 30, as revised, was approved by oral decision of the LPAT on that date. A memorandum of oral decision (a written decision) will follow. This information and the revised ROPA 30 are subject to the written decision when it should become available.

All updates and LPAT contact information regarding this appeal can also be found on the LPAT E-Status webpage, quoting case number PL170058.

Case Management Conference (October 2020)

A status case management conference was held on Friday, October 9, 2020 to discuss progress of the proceedings and possible delays to the hearing start date.

Commencement of Hearing Phase 1 (August 2020)

Phase 1 of the ROPA 30 hearings occurred August 14, 2020 to August 21, 2020. The first three days previously scheduled from August 10 to 13 were adjourned.

This phase commenced with a Region of Peel and Town of Caledon panel providing factual context for the hearing.

Case Management Conference 5

A case management conference was held by telephone conference (due to COVID-19 restrictions) on July 8, 2020, and a written memorandum of decision is available. The Tribunal made the following decisions:

  • Phase 1 of the hearing is to commence August 10, 2020 via teleconference due to the COVID-19 emergency order
  • Dates for Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the hearings were confirmed in 2020
  • Dates for Phases 4, 5, and 6 of the hearings were set in 2021
  • Procedures were provided for any party wishing to submit motions to be considered at the commencement of the hearings

Case Management Conference 4

A fourth prehearing conference was scheduled on Tuesday April 23, 2019 but was cancelled on April 17, 2019. Instead, the fourth prehearing conference or (case management conference) was held on February 28, 2020 and a written memorandum of decision of the proceedings is available.

The Tribunal was provided an updated draft issues list. Tribunal vacated the June 2020 hearing dates and granted the adjournment of the hearing to begin in August 2020.

Prehearing Conference 3

A third prehearing conference occurred November 2, 2018 and on April 2, 2019, a written memorandum of decision of the proceedings was presented. The Tribunal was provided with a draft Issues List which may be further revised, and hearings have been scheduled in four phases commencing in June 2020, arranged by the following issues: Phase 1, Opening and Submissions; Phase 2, Agriculture; Phase 3, Natural Heritage; and finally, Phase 4, Transportation. Details of the venue locations in connection with the four hearings are to be provided in the fourth prehearing conference.

Prehearing Conference 2

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) held a second prehearing conference concerning ROPA 30 on March 9, 2018 and presented a written memorandum of decision of the proceedings. The LPAT, on consent of the parties, updated the list of those granted party status to the appeal and recognized that the list of parties, participants, and issues would change over time. Pursuant to current practice, a hearing will not be scheduled until final drafts of issues lists are received by the Tribunal, but a third prehearing conference was scheduled.

Prehearing Conference 1

The Ontario Municipal Board (now Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) held a first prehearing conference concerning ROPA 30 - September 25, 2017 and presented a written memorandum of decision of the proceedings. Please note that in its oral decision, the Ontario Municipal Board directed that anyone seeking party/participant status provide notice of their request in writing to the Board prior to October 23, 2017 and provide the Region's legal counsel with its issues list prior to November 27, 2017.


The following are appeals received by the Region on ROPA 30 – Notice of Adoption of ROPA 30 and By-law 67-2016. The appeals were forwarded to the Ontario Municipal Board (now Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or LPAT) for case management. Information on the LPAT can be found here:

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