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The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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ALC Bylaw Reviews: A Guide for Local Governments

Agricultural Land Commission
Published: 2018
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The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) published this resource for staff of local governments with land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The guide provides straightforward information to support local government land use planning and bylaw development in the ALR, including:
  • Local governments’ roles and responsibilities in regulating land uses in the ALR;
  • How to ensure new or amended plans and bylaws affecting the ALR are consistent with the ALC Act, the ALR Regulation, and the Local Government Act; and,
  • The process by which ALC staff and/or Commissioners review and endorse local government plans and policies affecting the ALR.

This is a living document that may be updated when legislative or procedural changes occur that affect the ALR and/or ALC, so check for updates periodically.
Subject Areas:
  • Agriculture
  • Land Use
  • Agriculture Plan
  • Development Permit Area
  • Land Use Plan
  • Regulatory Bylaw
  • Zoning Bylaw
  • Background Information
  • Definitions
  • Legislation
  • Sample Bylaw Language
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