Casework: Land use planning - proposed waste facility in Simcoe Forest

CELA is representing the Friends of Simcoe Forests in two Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeals related to the County of Simcoe’s proposal to build a waste processing complex in the Freele County Forest, which is a significant woodland and significant wildlife habitat. In a concerning challenge to the rule of law, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing passed a Transition Regulation which prohibits application of the Growth Plan’s natural heritage protections to the Freele County Forest. The Friends of Simcoe Forests brought an application for judicial review in Ontario Divisional Court to challenge the Transition Regulation passed by the Minister, which was argued on April 27, 2021.

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