The Process of Reviewing Developments for Heritage Concerns
When you receive a letter indicating a Heritage Resource Impact Assessment (HRIA) is required, the following steps are required:
- Hire an archaeological or palaeontological consultant to conduct the HRIA. Note: A palaeontological consultant is only required if specified in the letter.
- Conducts the HRIA; and
- Submits a report to the Heritage Conservation Branch.
- The Heritage Conservation Branch:
- Reviews the consultants recommendations;
- Issues one of the following letters notifying the developer;
- Clearance has been granted; or
- Due to the presence of archaeological or palaeontological sites recorded within the development area additional HRIA requirements are needed. (This may range from avoidance of the site to full-scale excavation.)
- Once all HRIA requirements have been completed, heritage clearance is given and development can proceed.