The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is holding an important case management conference this Thursday, May 9 at 10 am in the Town Community Centre Auditorium on Benny Marotta’s request for approval of his convention centre/hotel proposal at the Rand Estate.
SORE’s lawyers appeared in court on the morning of April 3 in St Catharines on Benny Marotta’s attempt to overturn Council’s decision last August to designate the Rand Estate under the Heritage Act. Dozens of NOTL residents packed the courtroom to support SORE. In our ongoing game of “whack a mole” with Benny Marotta, we are now focused on the next legal challenge he has initiated – to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).
Stumps are all that remain of historically significant boxwood on the Rand Estate that are protected by a Town by-law. Long-time NOTL resident and Rand estate neighbour Brenda Parks was prompted to provide a photo and a report on the boxwood following discussion of the boxwood in the March 30 meeting with Solmar.