Ottawa councillors like OMB transformation, industry doesn’t

place-des-gouverneurs-condos-alongside-lrt-construction-near1The end of blank-slate hearings over land development has municipal politicians in Ottawa cheering a provincial plan to transform the appeal process at the Ontario Municipal Board.

But the Ottawa Greater Home Builders’ Association warns the proposed changes announced Tuesday are a “nasty surprise” that scuttles the whole reason for having an appeal body.

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