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City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3550

City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3550

Description:

Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy excerpt Document Location Language Rating
urban-agriculture conflict & edge planning;

buffer at agricultural edge;

residential development;

Mitigate Impacts of New Development on Existing Agricultural Operations


Agricultural operations may, at times, have unpleasant side effects on neighbouring properties. Consideration shall be given to existing agricultural operations when new residential development is proposed in their vicinity. Appropriate measures including
fencing, vegetative buffering and building setbacks may be required as means to address the potential negative impacts on the existing agricultural operations.

6.2 (i)  

waste management;

water management;

irrigation and drainage;

Spray Irrigation

Continue the successful operation of the effluent spray irrigation program.

9.2 (c)  

water management;

wildlife/environmental/pest management;

livestock;

wildlife and ecosystem management;

Livestock in Watershed

Work in cooperation with the Regional District of East Kootenay, senior government authorities and landowners to restrict the access of livestock to streams within the City’s watershed.

9.2 (d)  

wildlife/ecosystem management;

education;

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

 

wildlife and ecosystem management;

partnerships/advocacy/liaising;

 

Invasive/Noxious Plants

Work in cooperation with the Regional District of East Kootenay and senior government authorities to raise public awareness about the problems associated with invasive/noxious plants such as knapweed and precautionary steps that should be taken to prevent such infestation. Develop an overall Invasive Plant Management Strategy in cooperation with the RDEK.

9.2 (e)   
urban-agriculture conflict & edge planning;

buffer at agricultural edge;

residential development;

Urban/Rural Interface

Consider impacts of proposed new residential development in urban/rural interface areas keeping in mind that agriculture is an industry that may, at times, have unpleasant impacts on nearby residences. Appropriate measures including fencing, vegetative buffering and building setbacks shall be considered for proposed residential subdivision interfacing with agricultural lands in the interest of mitigating potential negative impacts.

9.2 (f)  

urban agriculture;

 

urban gardens/orchard;

research and data collection;

Urban Agricultural

encourage the expansion of urban agriculture in forms such as community gardens as a creative and productive use of parks and other underutilized green spaces. Conduct an inventory of potential lands.

9.2 (g)  

food production;

food sales, access and procurement;

farmers' market;

Local Agricultural 

continue to promote and support the Cranbrook’s Farmer’s Market and encourage other initiatives involved with local food production.

9.2 (h)  

 

Municipality or First Nation

City of Cranbrook

Sub-topics

buffer at agricultural edge
farmers' markets
irrigation and drainage
livestock
partnerships/advocacy/liaising
research and data collection
residential development
urban gardens/orchard
wildlife and ecosystem management

Region

East Kootenay

Document Type

Official Community Plan

Topic

Education
Food Production
Food Sales, Access & Procurement
Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development
Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning
Urban Agriculture
Waste Management
Water Management
Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Level of Government

Municipal

Year

2006 (consolidated 2016)

Supplementary Information

No

Population Range

10,000 – 24,999