(1) When an approval authority or the Tribunal makes a decision under this Act that relates to a planning matter, it shall have regard to,
(a) any decision that is made under this Act by a municipal council or by an approval authority and relates to the same planning matter; and
(b) any information and material that the municipal council or approval authority considered in making the decision described in clause (a). 2015, c. 26, s. 13; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 3, s. 2 (1);2019, c. 9, Sched. 12, s. 1 (1).
When an approval authority for a non-exempt official plan/official plan amendment (s.17(34)) makes a decision on a plan, it shall have regard to the items set out in clauses (a) and (b) of this subsection.
When the Tribunal makes a decision, it shall have regard to the items set out in clauses (a) and (b) of this subsection, in respect of any of the following appeals:
Subsection 2.1(1) does not apply to a decision of the Tribunal regarding any appeal of an official plan or amendment, or zoning by-law or amendment.
The Tribunal's decision regarding appeals of failures to make a decision are generally addressed in subsection 2.1(2).
It appears that neither this subsection or subsection 2.1(2) applies to a decision of the Tribunal regarding appeals of a failure of council to make a decision on a requested official plan amendment (s.22(11)) or a requested zoning by-law amendment (s.34(11)1. and 2.).
Refer to the Wood Bull blog post: entitled "Planning Act Amendments Reinstate Broader Grounds for Appeals" for more information regarding this subsection.