Wood Bull LLP - Services

By: Wood Bull  09-12-2011
Keywords: Municipal Board

Wood Bull LLP has all of the resources required to efficiently assist any client through the entire land use and environmental approvals process, whether a large or small project, on a cost effective basis.

Our experience spans the entire spectrum of the land use and environmental approvals process, including municipal, provincial and federal approvals inclusive of experience with or representation before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, Federal Assessment Review Panels, special purpose task forces and panels and the courts.

We assist our private and public sector clients with regard to the following applications and approvals:

  • Official plan amendments;
  • Zoning amendments;
  • Site plan approvals and agreements;
  • Subdivision and condominium plans and agreements;
  • Minor variances;
  • Consents to severance, easements or long-term leases.

We also assist our private and public sector clients in regard to the following development-related matters:

  • Development charges;
  • Front ending agreements;
  • Development agreements;
  • Private developer cost sharing agreements;
  • Aggregate licensing;
  • Expropriations.

We assist our private and public sector clients in addressing the requirements of municipal, provincial and federal legislation, including:

  • Planning Act;
  • Municipal Act, 2001;
  • City of Toronto Act;
  • Ontario Municipal Board Act;
  • Greenbelt Act, 2005;
  • Places to Grow Act, 2005;
  • Development Charges Act, 1997;
  • Ontario Heritage Act;
  • Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act;
  • Conservation Authorities Act;
  • Ontario Water Resources Act;
  • Safe Water Drinking Act;
  • Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act;
  • Aggregate Resources Act;
  • Public Lands Act;
  • Environment Assessment Act (Ontario);
  • Environmental Protection Act (Ontario);
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act;
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act;
  • Navigable Waters Protection Act;
  • Fisheries Act;
  • Expropriations Act.

Our understanding of the development process in Ontario spans an understanding of municipal infrastructure finance. In addition to our knowledge of and experience in the agreement instruments listed above, we have experience in the valuation of land, through both the expropriation and assessment processes, as well as the generation of revenue for public authority purposes.

Keywords: Municipal Board