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Local area plans

Alaska Highway West Local Area Plan

The Yukon government and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations are beginning the process of a cooperative local area plan for an area along the Alaska Highway from Ibex Valley towards Haines Junction.

Local area plans are policy documents that guide land use and development in a particular area. They are developed with the assistance of a Steering Committee consisting of people who are familiar with the planning area.

For more information contact Roy Neilson, Land Use Planner, at, 667-3531, or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3531.

About local area planning

Local area planning is a form of land use planning for unincorporated areas of private & public land. Planning can also include Settlement Land if undertaken jointly with First Nations.

Local Area Plans cover relatively small defined areas, are fairly detailed in nature, and primarily focus on rural settlement issues rather than resource management and landscape level issues that might be addressed in regional, subregional and district land use planning.

There are currently three Local Area Planning processes occuring for: 

Completed Local Area Plans exist for the following communities:

Local area plan amendments

If you wish to develop your property in a manner that is different than what is outlined in a local area plan, you may apply for a plan amendment. If you are considering changing the use of your property, please contact the Land Planning branch and we would be happy to assist you. 

Further information:

Contact Land Planning

Phone: 867.456.3827
Toll Free in Yukon: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3827
Fax: 867.393.6340