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Agricultural Land Commission

Subdivision proposals that include land within the Agricultural Land Reserve must meet the approval of the Agricultural Land Commission in order to receive Preliminary Layout Approval.

The Agricultural Land Commissionís authority and responsibilities for managing the ALR are found in the Agricultural Land Commission Act and regulations passed by the provincial legislature and cabinet.† The Commission encourages local governments to adopt plan and bylaw provisions that are supportive of farm activities and compatible uses in the ALR, and that recognize the wide range of agricultural values and the economic, social and environmental contributions of a healthy agricultural sector to communities and regions.†

This authority may be delegated to a regional district. In any case, application is made through the relevant regional district. There is a fee charged for application.

For more information about the Agricultural Land Commission and developing properties, see the ALC publications on Land Use Planning.

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