Land Use Planning Meeting - Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

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Land Use Plan Pilot Overview
Land Use Planning Meeting Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
August 11, 2011
Meeting Purpose
• Provide an overview that explains the Land Use Planning
(LUP) Pilot and its components
• Clarify the intent of an integrated LUP Pilot approach
• Answer any questions that the community might have
concerning the LUP Pilot
• Discuss and confirm community interest in participation in
the LUP Pilot
• Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
(AANDC) and Natural Resources Canada (Surveyor
General Branch) are working jointly on the Land Use
Planning (LUP) Pilot
• There are 8 pilots proposed across the country: British
Columbia (2), Alberta (1), Manitoba (1), Ontario (1), Quebec
(1), Nova Scotia (1) and New Brunswick (1)
• In cooperation together, the partners will consist of:
–First Nation
–NRCan (Surveyor General Branch)
LUP Pilot Objectives
• Building the foundations for land-based economic
–Community engagement that leads to future land use
–First Nations community well-being and economic
–The creation of a land management toolkit for First Nations
that includes land use planning, legal surveys, and
effective local lawmaking
What is the LUP Pilot?
• Survey Renewal and Community Land Planning
• The pilot is designed to support First Nations in building a
land management framework that will assist with economic
and community development
• The project will provide:
–First Nations with surveys and land tenure instruments that
allows for more efficient land use planning and law-making
–NRCan with feedback to improve surveys for all Reserves
–AANDC with integrated surveys, land instruments and land
use planning to improve efficiencies associated with land
interests and use
LUP Pilot Components
• Spatial planning covers a range of mapping and land
planning activities:
– identification of existing land development patterns and land
development opportunities for economic development;
– infrastructure (replacement, expansion);
– residential and conservation and environmentally sensitive areas;
– land use policies/by-law development; and
– community goal and priority setting
• Surveys set a foundation for land management
reconciliation of existing parcel fabric with occupation and
local community interest. The process involves the
community and results in a Community Parcel Plan
Survey Significance in LUP Pilot
•Most people take land parcels for granted but they are
the building block for efficient management, growth
and development of a community
• Land development and management systems are parcel
based that enable:
– Land use planning and environmental management to determine best
location for industrial, commercial, residential and community institution
– Zoning by-laws (including building setbacks from property boundaries)
– Property assessment
– Infrastructure (water, sewer, power) design and building improvements
and efficiencies
– Economic and community development promotion
Land Fabric On-Reserve
• Land fabric should be a building block for sustainable land use and economic
First Nation Reserve
Other Communities
The Opportunity
• First Nations’ land surveys that better reflect actual land use
• Improving the link between land management and economic
development puts communities in a better position to
identify, prepare for and benefit from future land
• Benefits include financial and social considerations:
–Financial – no extra costs for leaders and consultants to
obtain necessary information and services required to plan
–Social – better planning for compatibility of adjoining land
uses and resolution of boundary disputes
AANDC-NRCan Experience with Parcel Renewal Pilot
 5 Pilot projects undertaken to test and develop a model for
renewal that would address surveys, land management and
development issues:
–Lil'wat Nation, BC
–Brokenhead, MB
–Akwesasne, ON
–Uashat, QC
–Eel Ground, NB
Parcel Fabric Pilot Impact
•Foundation for land management
•Lower costs for future surveys
•Capacity development in communities
Existing land
and occupation
Formalizing existing land
with occupation
Community Parcel
LUP Pilot Phases
• Three phases:
– Pre-Community Planning
– Community Planning
– Implementation
• LUP Pilot can be completed based on a phased and multiyear approach
• Surveyor General Branch, and AANDC work closely with
First Nation to integrate surveys, and land instrument with
the land use planning
LUP Pilot – Phase 1
• Pre-Community Planning
–AANDC and Surveyor General Branch meet with First
Nation to describe LUP Pilot and confirm community’s
willingness to participate
–Assess data and conduct analysis
– What exists already at the community level (infrastructure, maps,
land use plans) ?
–Communities develop a Request For Proposal and Terms
of Reference for the Scope of Work
–First Nation establishes or uses an existing planning
LUP Pilot – Phase 2
• Community Planning
–Mapping data:
–acquire aerial photo maps with contours and
development patterns;
–determine existing interests and infrastructure and
utilities and consolidate land information in new
–conduct technical analysis – topography, geotechnical
and environmental
–Reconcile existing surveys with occupation and develop
virtual survey work
LUP Pilot – Phase 2 (continued)
–Community Land Use Planning:
–set community vision and priorities;
–determine land suitability;
–identify existing land patterns and other development
–assess and consolidate existing land interests to
determine missing information (dwellings, roads,
hedges, fences, other);
–identify boundary issues (structures that straddle
boundaries and other)
LUP Pilot – Phase 2 (continued)
• Community Land Use Planning
–consult with community on resolving boundary disputes
–review socio-economic elements, issues and
requirements that have a bearing on land use;
–develop community plan with goals and a development
strategy (long, medium and short goals);
–create by-law/land use policies; and
–obtain community approval of Community Parcel Plan
and Land Use Plan
LUP Pilot – Phase 3
• Implementation
–First Nation develops an implementation plan for
Community Parcel and Land Use Plans
–By-law development
–Establish procedures to mark designated parcels on the
LUP Pilot Benefits
• Community well-being and ownership
• Work together to build an integrated survey, land instrument
and land use planning approach that promotes the First
Nation’s goals for community and land development
• Reduced costs and time associated with obtaining required
information and services to plan projects
• Improved land use planning design and management
framework that creates greater efficiencies for economic and
community development opportunities
• Integrate regulatory framework in support of safe, healthy
and orderly development leading to community development
and economic development
Where do we go from here?
• With your community’s willingness and approval from the
Chief and Council, we can;
–Get the application process started with your community
once a Band Council Resolution has been approved
–Form a communication team between the First Nation,
–This team will work with a Planning Committee to channel
information on the LUP Pilot to Chief and Council and
Government leadership
Thank you to Chief Gladu and representatives for your
time and attention