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


Lawyer Catherine Lyons
Area Municipal, Planning and Property Tax


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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