LR2: Removal of Lands from Agricultural Land Reserve

Year
2015
Category
Environment,Land Use
NCLGA Ref#
LR2

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS the Cabinet Order in Council No. 148 excluding land within the Site C reservoir is the largest exclusion in the 43-year history of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR);

 

AND WHEREAS historically, there have been other Cabinet Orders for exclusion which

were subject to much more public input both for and against prior to a decision being made;

 

AND WHEREAS and this decision was made without public input or application:

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of BC be requested to rescind Order in Council No. 148 until there has been adequate public input and respect shown for the legal requirements required to apply for removal of lands from the ALR.

Background Information

On April 8, 2015, the Province of B.C., by Order in Council No. 148, removed lands both

Permanently and under Temporary exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Maps

showing exactly which lands have been removed, or if any of those lands are privately

owned, have not been made publicly available. Order in Council No. 148:

 

 

ORDER RESPECTING LANDS IN THE

AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE

Definitions

I           In this order:

“agricultural land reserve” has the same meaning as in the Agricultural Land

Conunission Act;

“permanent exclusion maps” means the series of 8 maps labelled “Site C

Permanent Exclusion ALR”, dated December 8, 2014, and with reference

number ARCS - 00140 - 20130914F, on file with the office of the deputy

minister, Ministry of Agriculture;

“temporary exclusion maps” means the 2 maps labelled “Site C Temporary

Exclusion ALR”, dated December 8, 2014, and with reference number ARCS - 00140 - 20l309l4F, on file with the office of the deputy minister, Ministry of Agriculture.

Excluded lands

2          All the land shaded grey on the permanent exclusion maps is excluded from the

agricultural land reserve.

Temporarily excluded lands

3          All the land shaded grey on the temporary exclusion maps is excluded from the

agricultural land reserve until December 31, 2024.