Less than one year into its operation, the Province has announced that the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC) is being shut.
LPASC was launched in April 2018 to help people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process in Ontario. The LPASC Act, 2017 mandated the establishment and administration of a cost-effective and efficient system for providing support services, and to establish criteria for determining the eligibility of persons to receive the support. The LPASC has until June 30, 2019 to wind down the business. Effective immediately, LPASC will no longer be accepting new requests for professional services from the public.
The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods (Ontario) has sent the following letter to the Ontario Government protesting this action.