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Topic: Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Zoning Bylaw | Year: 2013

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture; urban gardens/orchards;

Developments not Requiring Development Permit
The following Developments do not require a Development Permit if they comply with all applicable Development Regulations and other requirements of this Bylaw, but do require a Development Permit if a Variance is needed: ...(vi) a Community Garden

2.2

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: local food culture, urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: 2012

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urban-agricultural conflict & edge planning;

  Greenfield Areas (n) Until an Area Structure Plan is approved, permitted land uses within Greenfield Areas will be limited to existing uses, agricultural uses, parkland, and recreational uses, as set out in the Land Use Bylaw. These uses are intended to be unserviced and to reflect a low intensity of development. New country residential development will not be permitted within Greenfield Areas. 4.3
urban agriculture;

urban gardens/orchards;

local food culture;

Complete Communities (a) All communities should be planned to be complete communities by providing the following:... ...(viii) spaces for community gardens to encourage local food production 5.1.1 viii
development and productive use of agricultural land;   Agriculture (a) The City will seek to protect existing agricultural operations by maintaining appropriate definitions and land use designations in the Land Use Bylaw. 5.2.4
urban agriculture;   Agricultural activities such as urban and near urban agriculture is encouraged. 5.2.4

development and productive use of agricultural land;

urban agriculture;

  The premature fragmentation of agricultural land through land subdivision is discouraged. 5.2.4
urban agriculture; urban gardens/orchards;

Parks (d) Within certain parks, consideration may be given to the provision of community gardens, or allotment gardens, which allow people without yards to have a garden.

5.7.2

 

Topic: Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Zoning Bylaw | Year: 2006

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture urban gardens / orchards; Community Gardens
Community Gardens are discretionary use in all districts and subject to approval by the Development Authority.

3.25

 

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: livestock, urban chickens

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2014

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On July 7, 2014, Red Deer City Council approved a Chicken Bylaw to regulate and control the keeping of chickens on a property within an urban area. This Bylaw requires residents to apply for and maintain a Chicken License on an annual basis. See website and document for more details.

Topic: Food Production, Nutrition and Public Health, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2016

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topic subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt document location
food production;
nutrition & public health;
urban agriculture
urban gardnes/orchards;
 
Community Services
Inclusive Community– Social Interaction
The City shall promote and favour building forms, site layouts and neighbourhood designs that facilitate a high degree of social interaction possibilities among residents. This includes establishing formal and informal gathering spaces through such concepts as pedestrian friendly streetscapes and through amenities such as community gardens.
15.6

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning

Sub-topics:

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2016

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topic subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt document location
development and productive use of agricultural land;

urban-agricultural conflicyt and edge planning;
  Growth Management and Urban Form
Protection of Agricultural Lands
The City shall limit the fragmentation of agricultural lands in future growth areas and ensure an orderly progression of development to minimize land use conflicts with, and allow continuation of, existing agricultural operations and agricultural use of land, until it is required for urban development.
5.8

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Food Processing, Storage & Distribution, Food Production, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Nutrition and Public Health, Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Sub-topics: food processing, soil

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2014

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

wildlife/environmental/pest management

soil; managing soil resources in advance of development through staging and re-use of topsoil. 4B 3
development and productive use of agricultural land;
 
  prohibiting the premature subdivision and development of land prior to the availability of municipal infrastructure (sewer, water, and roads). 4B 4

food production;
food processing, storage and distribution;

food processing;
 
Industrial and Business Park Development
The City shall promote industrial and business park development in strategically located areas by:
...promoting the development of industries related to food production and the processing of agricultural products, particularly in relation to local agricultural operations and food that is produced within the region.
4G 5
nutrition and public health;
food access, sales and procurement;

 

Healthy, Inclusive, and Safe Communities
The City shall create healthy, inclusive, and safe communities that promote a strong sense of belonging by:
...encouraging access to healthy food options for all residents.
5C 12

food production

 
...promoting food security and the development of local and regional agriculture.
5C 13

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Food Production, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: farmers' markets, urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: 2013

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

food production;

food sales, Consumer access and procurement;

urban agriculture
 

farmers' market;

urban gardens/orchards;

11.2 Urban Agriculture and Local Food Production
Objective 11.2: To support urban agriculture and local food production to reduce reliance on imported food from outside the region.
Local Food Production
The City of Lloydminster should encourage local food production by maintaining and expanding farmers’ markets and facilitating the development of community gardens and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
11.2.1
development and productive use of agricultural land;   11.2 Urban Agriculture and Local Food Production
Objective 11.2: To support urban agriculture and local food production to reduce reliance on imported food from outside the region.

Premature Fragmentation of Farmland
The City of Lloydminster should promote orderly and efficient urban expansion to prevent premature subdivision and fragmentation of agricultural lands within areas designated for future urban expansion within the City’s boundary.
11.2.2

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: 2010

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
development and productive use of agricultural land  

Lethbridge is Expanding in a Responsible Manner
The intent of these policies is to provide a framework for orderly growth that reflects the Plan Your City Vision
...Protect agriculutral land from premature subdivision and development to prevent fragmentation

6.4.4(2)
urban agriculture urban gardens/orchards Lethbridge is a Planned City that Exhibits Quality Urban Design
The intent of these policies is to create a built environment that reflects community values and aspirations, one example action is:
...Investigate opportunities to increase the development of community gardens throughout the City
6.4.5(3)

Topic: Food Processing, Storage & Distribution

Sub-topics: food distribution, food processing, food storage, research and data collection

Document Type: Visioning Document | Year: 2017

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
food processing, storage & distribution;

food processing;

food storage;

food distribution;

research and data collection;

Strategic Priority #6: Sectorial Research and Assessment Areas of interest for this strategic priority include: Agri-Product Processing For several years, there has been a trend in getting food sources closer to the end-customer. For obvious climatic reasons, some products may never be produced in the Calgary Region. Others have increasing demand and are well suited for our growing conditions and with Chestermere being located so close to the transportation corridors there might be an opportunity to investigate. This research has long term results, in the next 5 to 15 years. pg53