(36.2) Despite subsection (36), in the case of a new official plan that is approved by an approval authority other than the Minister, there is no appeal in respect of all of the decision of the approval authority to approve all of the plan, with or without modifications. 2015, c. 26, s. 18 (12); 2017, c. 23, Sched. 3, s. 6 (9).
O. Reg. 174/16 (as amended by O. Reg. 67/18): TRANSITIONAL MATTERS — GENERAL, s.15(1):
Official plan, amendment or repeal, notice given under s. 17 (35) of the Act
15. (1) An official plan, an amendment to it or a repeal of it shall be continued and disposed of in accordance with subsection 17 (36.2) of the Act as it read on April 2, 2018, if the giving of notice under subsection 17 (35) of the Act is completed on or after July 1, 2016 and before April 3, 2018. O. Reg. 67/18, s. 4.
Subsection 17(36.2) is directed to "new" Plans. There is no guidance in the Act as to what constitutes a "new" Plan. In regard to such "new" Plans, it is intended to preclude "sloppy" appeals which are not focused on the real concerns of the appellant. In practice, these kinds of appeals are objectionable because they preclude the coming into effect of those parts of the plan to which there are no real objections.