Those opposed to the largest urban boundary expansion in Hamilton’s history will now pin their hopes on the Ontario Municipal Board.
The group Hamiltonians for Progressive Development has lost its bid to take the issue to court.
The project involves the city developing 18-hundred hectares of land near Hamilton Airport because, planners say, the city is running out of shovel ready land.
Those opposed say the project is too large and will take away agricultural land.
The issue now goes to an OMB hearing next year to determine the boundaries of the so-called Aerotropolis.