Carvello on Development Permits & Heritage Conservation Areas
March 4th 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

 REGISTER  HERE NOW! Deadline to register is 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 28th.

PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter, in partnership with Comox Valley Regional District, is pleased to present Carvello on Development Permits & Heritage Conservation Areas. This is a must-attend seminar for planning and development professionals. Whether you are growing or refreshing your skills and knowledge, there will be something for you to take away. A social at The White Whale, across the street from the seminar, will follow, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. 

The development permit authority is quite powerful and can be used to specify development-free areas, require protection and enhancement, control appearance and landscaping, require dedication and much more, all without compensation, as well as imposing a myriad of conditions on subdivision and the alteration and development of land and buildings. The Heritage Conservation Area power is even stronger, with heritage alteration permits extending to vacant sites as well as those with heritage buildings. But there are limitations and such authority must be established and implemented properly to be effective. Reading the Local Government Act is not enough as much has developed through the Courts. 

Topics will include: purposes, designation, justification, guidelines, conditions, exemptions, OCP v. zoning, prohibitions, variances and additional requirements, limitations, opportunities, issuance, procedures, delegation, amendment, lapse, security, Land Title Office requirements, enforcement, challenges and remedies, information requirements, and related matters such as development approval information.

Refeshments and lunch will be provided.



Lui Carvello, MCIP, RPP, Carvello Law Corporation

Lui Carvello is a registered professional planner and a lawyer who prides himself on sharing his knowledge and experience with his clients and the profession generally, whether through organizations like LGMA or PIBC, his own full day seminars, or teaching at Vancouver Island University’s Master of Community Planning program.  

During and following a planning undergrad at University of Waterloo, he worked in planning departments in England, Ontario and BC, and for development consultants; he returned to university for a Law Degree and combined that with a Masters in Environmental Studies entitled "Consensus Building and Dispute Resolution in Planning" – the antithesis of the adversarial-based law degree.

In 19+ years of legal practice, the first 4 years were spent at Canada's largest law firm advising developers and major corporations. The following 6 1/2 years were spent with a municipal law firm advising local governments and non-profit organizations across the province, and in 2010, Lui launched his own firm to further pursue his passion and focus on Planning, Development and Environmental Law.

Carvello Law Corporation primarily provides legal advice, drafting, enforcement and litigation matters on the full range of planning, subdivision, development and environmental law issues, legislation, bylaws, policies, applications, agreements and negotiations, for over three dozen local governments across this province, and for First Nations.  Based in Victoria, the focus is always on excellence in client service through practical advice, creative options and value.

Lui is an elected member of the Board of Directors of Planning Institute of BC and Yukon, and the Chair of its Professional Conduct Review Committee, which oversees disciplinary and ethical matters for professional planners in BC and the Yukon.



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