Following the statutory public meeting, the Planner assigned to the application will prepare a report to Committee of the Whole addressing the application and the comments provided by commenting bodies and from the public. The report will provide a recommendation, either to approve, defer or deny the amendment application. If approved, at a subsequent meeting, Council will pass a by-law which will be circulated to give interested parties the chance to appeal.
A 20-day appeal period is provided for, once notice of Adoption of the By-law has been given. If no appeals are received by the end of the appeal period, the amendment is in full force and effect. In the case of an Official Plan amendment, the amendment must also be approved by the Regional Municipality of York.