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Kate Lyons at the Canadian Institute’s Forum on Land Use And Development

May-20-2009

Lawyer Catherine Lyons
Area Municipal, Planning and Property Tax

Details

Practical Strategies for Compliance and Ensuring the Success of Your Project
May 19 - 20, 2009
The Metropolitan Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
1:45:  Navigating the Concerns of Conservation Authorities to Minimize Project Delays

Speaker:  Kate Lyons, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the delegation of power to conservation authorities: how does this impact planning and development by municipalities and developers?
  • Grasping conservation authorities’ recent policies on wetlands and site alterations
  • Analyzing recent actions by conservation authorities
    • are they becoming more involved in land use and development?
  • Is there overlap between the various conservation authorities’ jurisdiction relating to planning applications and issues?
    • how can municipalities and developers deal with this overlap?
  • Best practices for developing a cooperative relationship with conservation authorities
  • Successful strategies for drafting a Memorandum of Understanding with conservation authorities
  • Exploring environmental assessment issues
    • examining the recent trend of making environmental assessments a mandatory part of the development application: how does this impact municipalities and developers?
  • Lessons learned from recent case law concerning conservation

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