2017 Soybean Harvest

2017 Soybean Harvest

Monday, January 25, 2010

OMB refuses severance of farm land in Sarnia area

In a decision issued January 5, 2010, the Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed an appeal of the County of Lambton's refusal of an Official Plan Amendment. The amendment would have allowed Dario and Janet Maola to create three non-farm residential lots out of their 10.8 acre property within the City of Sarnia. The current land use designation for the property in the City of Sarnia Official Plan was Rural. OMB Member S. J. Stefanko accepted the submissions of the County of Lambton in finding that the proposed amendment to allow agricultural lands to be severed for residential lots would not be consistent with the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement (agricultural areas shall be "protected by directing non-related development to areas where it will not constrain [agricultural] uses") and would not conform with either the County or the City Official Plan.

The decision can be viewed at: https://www.omb.gov.on.ca/e-decisions/pl090330-jan-05-2010.pdf