Land Use Planning

Welcome to the LNIB Land Use Planning page.  Here you will find information about the Land Use Planning portion that accompanies the LNIB Land Code.

View (and download) the February 19 Community Meeting Summary

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MEETING OVERVIEW
Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) is in the process of updating the 2010 LNIB Land Use Plan. This work to update the
Land Use Plan is a part of implementing the LNIB Land Code that was ratified by the members in Summer of 2016.
LNIB held a community meeting on Monday February 19th to discuss this update to the LNIB Land Use Plan. The
purpose of this meeting was to get input from members into some key land use and development priorities on the
LNIB reserves. Members at the meeting were asked to identify specific places on-reserve where they would like to
see the following types of development:
• Housing
• Commercial/Industrial
• Health and Wellness
• Central LNIB Administration
This was done in two stages:
STAGE 1: WHICH RESERVE IS BEST?
A large map of all of the LNIB reserves was posted on the wall of Shulus Hall. The members who were at the
meeting were asked to use sticky dots to identify which reserve they thought would be best for each of these
types of development. This was done in small groups and each group had to agree where to place their dots.

STAGE 2: WHERE ON THE RESERVE SHOULD IT GO?
For the second part of the activity, there were large maps of each of the reserves posted around Shulus Hall. Each
person at the meeting was given the opportunity to identify where on each reserve they felt that development
should occur. Everyone received a second set of sticky dots and were asked to place them where they thought the
development should take place.The members who attended the meeting generally agree on where each of these types of land uses and
developments would be best on the LNIB reserves. There were also a number of discussions about
important considerations that must be made for each of these forms of development. The following
provides a summary of these discussions:

HOUSING
The development of more housing is an important topic of discussion for LNIB. The LNIB membership
is continuing to grow and there is an increasing number of people wanting to move home. This is going to require LNIB to plan for future housing developments to meet those
needs.

It was important to get input from the members to help identify the best places for housing on the
LNIB reserve lands. Through the two activities, the members identified the potential for housing
development across all of the LNIB reserves, rather than one single reserve being identified as a
priority location for housing development..

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
The members have identified the importance of commercial and industrial
developments on the reserve lands to support economic development for LNIB.
Previous discussions with the members have identified the different types of
businesses and opportunities that LNIB might want to explore for the reserves. The
purpose of this activity was to identify where the members want to see commercial and industrial development on
the reserves.
The members identified Pipseul IR #3, Nicola Mameet IR #1, and Joeyaska IR #2 as the top locations for any
commercial and industrial development that takes place. There were also a number of comments left by members
highlighting a need for LNIB to properly prepare for any proposed development. These comments referred to items
such as the development of the necessary infrastructure as well as the resolution of any outstanding land disputes.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health and wellness services have been an important topic of discussion for the members.
There have been a number of conversations where the members have identified a need
for LNIB to plan for the future development of facilities to serve the specific needs of Elders.
There were also a number of members that felt that LNIB needs to plan for the development of facilities that will
health and wellness-related services to support families.
Nicola Mameet IR #1 and Zoht IR #4 were identified by the members as the top locations for services and facilities
relating to health and wellness. There were also specific comments from members about ensuring that these
facilities are planned for locations where the people who need them are able to access them easily.

CENTRAL LNIB ADMINISTRATION
The LNIB Administration is continuing to grow to provide programs and services to the members. This
has caused the administrative team to spread out to buildings that are located across several of
the LNIB reserves. This makes it challenging for the members to know where to go to access services. It also makes communication between the departments challenging. The
suggestion has been made to establish a central hub for the LNIB Administration in the long-term.
The majority of members at the meeting identified Nicola Mameet IR #1 as the best location for a centralized
LNIB Administration. Joeyaska IR #2 and Speious IR #8 also received a few votes from participants. The
members who were present at the meeting discussed the benefits and drawbacks of establishing a centralized
administration. Some members felt that it will be important to plan for a centralized administration while also
considering establishing “satellite” offices on other reserves to make it easier for members to have access to staff
and essential services.

NEXT STEPS
All of the input received from the members at this meeting will be incorporated into the updates LNIB Land Use
Plan. There is also an online poll that is available for members to complete to provide input into the LNIB Land Use
Plan. It can be found at: http://lnibpoll.com/.

View the December 4th Community Meeting Report (PDF)