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District of North Saanich Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1130

District of North Saanich Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1130

Description:

Topic Sub-topic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location Language Rating
urban-agriculture conflict/edge planning;

buffer at agricultural edge;

ALR;

To protect ALR land from uses that are incompatible or inconsistent with agricultural use, proposed development adjacent to Agricultural and Rural areas may only be supported in accordance with the following criteria:
a) The development will have minimal impact on the existing manmade and natural physical features of the area; and
b) There must be a buffer zone used between the proposed land use and the agricultural parcels of land, on the non-farm side of the agricultural area.
5.3 *
food production; livestock; All types of crop and livestock-based agricultural activities are supported on agricultural lands. 5.4 *
development and productive use of agricultural land; ALR subdivision; Lands designated as Rural are presently of a variety of sizes, but no Rural lands may be subdivided into parcel sizes smaller than 4.0 hectares (10 acres). 5.6 *
development and productive use of agricultural land; recreational use of agricultural land; On lands designated as Agricultural and Rural, but not within the Agricultural Land Reserve, outdoor recreation uses may be permitted where it can be demonstrated that there is no reduction in the amount of land being used for agricultural purposes and no impact on surrounding agricultural uses. 5.9  
development and productive use of agricultural land;

ALR exclusion;

ALR;

 

To preserve land in the ALR for current and future agricultural production, the District does not encourage or support applications for exclusion of land from the ALR unless such an application involves an inclusion of an equal or greater amount of land that is or will be appropriate for farming and there is a clear benefit to agriculture and the community. 5.11 *
 

ALR subdivision;

ALR;

The subdivision of any land within the ALR designated lands can be supported for agricultural activities only. 5.12 *
economic development; agri-tourism; To ensure the sustainability of the District's farm community as an integral part of agriculture on the Saanich Peninsula, agricultural activities, ancillary agriculture uses such as agri-tourism and the uses outlined in the Agricultural Land Commission Act Regulation 171/2002 Section 2(1) are encouraged on lands in the ALR. 5.14  
development and productive use of agricultural land; ALR subdivision; Lands designated as Agricultural are presently of a variety of sizes, but no Agricultural lands may be subdivided into parcel sizes smaller than 20.0 hectares (50 acres). 5.15 *

food production;

education;

food sales, access and procurement;

zoning;

farmers' market;

demonstration farm;

farmer training;

Those lands identified as “Special Agriculture” on Schedule B are dedicated to agricultural purposes. These lands were gifted to the District of North Saanich by the previous owners of the Sandown Racetrack to be a community legacy for the purpose of agriculture. The uses may include, for example, traditional agriculture, community gardens, agricultural research and practices education, farm markets or other agricultural/farm uses. 5.18  

food processing, storage, and distribution;

food sales, access and procurement 

farmers' market;

food processing;

food distribution;

climate change and greenhouse gases;

Encourage the establishment of local farmers markets and agricultural processing facilities to reduce the greenhouse gases emitted to transport food.  18.7.2  
waste management;

composting;

soil;

Continue and expand recycling programs with the Capital Regional District, support the Capital Regional District organics (food and garden waste) recycling, and explore connections between local agricultural growers’ fertilizer needs and organics recycled topsoil. 18.7.5 *

Municipality or First Nation

District of North Saanich

Sub-topics

agri-tourism
ALR
ALR exclusion
ALR subdivision
buffer at agricultural edge
climate change and greenhouse gases
demonstration farm
farmer training
farmers' markets
food distribution
food processing
livestock
recreational use of agricultural land
soil
zoning

Region

Capital

Document Type

Official Community Plan

Topic

Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land
Economic Development
Education
Food Processing, Storage & Distribution
Food Production
Food Sales, Access & Procurement
Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning
Waste Management

Level of Government

Municipal

Year

consolidated 2015

Supplementary Information

No

Population Range

10,000 – 24,999