Conservation Authorities and Natural Heritage
CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour
Bill 23, Ontario's More Homes Built Faster Act, received royal assent on November 28, 2022. The Act amends the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations to reduce red tape and remove barriers that are slowing down housing construction and other priority projects, while continuing to conserve heritage properties that matter most to local communities.
In the last of this four-part series breaking down the impact of these legislative changes, Paula Boutis of Aird & Berlis will review the recent changes to the role of conservation authorities that will impact the ability to develop lands. Bruce Peever of KPMG Canada will discuss how small cities and rural municipalities can improve the speed and quality of their permitting processes while achieving great community building outcomes.
- Impact to development reviews and permitting processes
- Moving toward a single regulation for all conservation authorities, including proposed changes to natural feature definitions and setback requirements from wetlands
- Changes to the wetland evaluation system
- Offsetting proposals
- What a “streamlined” planning and development application approval process looks like
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