The St. John’s Urban Region Appeal Board has a mandate to hear appeals of the decisions of the St. John’s Land Development Advisory Authority and make recommendations in writing to the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods on appeals under the Regulations. The St. John’s Land Development Advisory Authority was established to consider applications for development activities in the St. John’s Urban Region Agriculture Development Area (ADA) as defined by the Lands Act and the St. John’s Urban Region Agriculture Development Area Regulations. There are 12,166 hectares of land within the ADA that fall within seven municipalities on the North East Avalon: St. John’s, Conception Bay South, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, Flat Rock, Torbay and Pouch Cove. The St. John’s Urban Region Agriculture Development Area Authority established under St. John's Urban Region Agriculture Development Area Regulations (Regulations) considers applications, approves and issues permits or notices of approval, and exercises all other powers and duties conferred and imposed upon the authority under these regulations. Through the appeals process, the Board ensures that plans for development within the St. John’s Urban Region Agriculture Development Area conform to the provisions of the St. John’s Urban Region Agriculture Development Area Regulations under the Lands Act.
The minister shall appoint an independent appeal board consisting of at least 3 members.
Those who make up the St. John’s Urban Region Appeal Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:
Members of the St. John’s Urban Region Appeal Board should be available to meet 6 times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.
No statutory requirements or restrictions exist however appointments have been traditionally made for a period of 2 years.
The St. John’s Urban Region Appeal Board is seeking to fill four positions. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.