Permitting and Planning
Successful development of renewable energy projects and electrical transmission lines requires land use permissions from all levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal. Those permissions come in the form of planning approvals, permits and authorizations. CanACRE works to identify and obtain the necessary permits, approvals and authorizations that will be needed from various governments to secure land use rights over a project area or right of way.
CanACRE provides the following permitting and planning services:
- Expertise in Section 28(2) Indian Act permitting processes for First Nation energy projects
- Official Plan / Municipal Planning Strategy Amendments
- Land Use / Zoning Bylaw Amendments
- Renewable Energy Approvals
- Development Permits
- Building Permits
The CanACRE team has a strong understanding of municipal law in Canada with respect to renewable energy project development and has successfully navigated projects through various zoning and permitting issues.