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Electoral Area 'C' Oliver Rural OCP Bylaw No. 2452

Electoral Area 'C' Oliver Rural OCP Bylaw No. 2452

Description:

Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

water management;

 

partnerships/advocacy/liaising;

water restrictions and conservation;

Encourage the Provincial water authority and the Town of Oliver to make decisions about water availability, quantity and quality with the interests of the agricultural community as the first priority. 6.3.1
education;   Promote public education and awareness of and sensitivity to agricultural operations through farming practices. 6.3.2
policy partnerships, advocacy and development; agricultural advisory committee; Continue to support the Agricultural Advisory Committee to consider and advise the Board on agricultural matters, and the preparation of an Agricultural Area Plan. 6.3.3
economic development; agri-tourism; Support agri-tourism activities which promote local agriculture and are secondary and incidental to the area’s farming production. 6.3.4
development and productive use of agricultural;  ALR; Preserve and protect the existing agricultural land base in rural Oliver 6.3.5
development and productive use of agricultural;  ALR: Encourage new agricultural land to be incorporated within the Agricultural Land Reserve. 6.3.6
development and productive use of agricultural;  urban containment/growth boundary; To reinforce the agricultural policies and to preserve the integrity of the Agricultural Land Reserve by establishing an urban containment boundary to define Oliver’s urban/rural boundary. 6.3.7
development and productive use of agricultural;  protection of farming development permit area; Consider the creation of a development permit area for the protection of farming 6.3.8
development and productive use of agricultural;  zoning; Directs that the principal use of lands designated as ‘Agriculture’ on the Official Community Plan Map shall be agriculture. 6.3.9

development and productive use of agricultural land;

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

  Supports the policy direction of the Province to implement the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act. The possibility of adopting Farm Bylaws that will support the concept of ‘right to farm’ in the Plan area will be considered. 6.3.10
urban-agriculture conflict and edge planning; buffer at agricultural edge; Encourages the provision of sufficient buffering of new development adjacent to agricultural areas in the form of setbacks, fencing and landscaping consistent with the buffer design guidelines of the Agricultural Land Commission set out in the document “ALR & Community Planning Guidelines”. 6.3.11
development and productive use of agricultural;  farm diversification; Encourage a range of parcel sizes for farming operations to allow for larger (greater than 10 hectares) and smaller (4 hectares) agricultural operations. 6.3.12
development and productive use of agricultural;  ALR subdivision;
ALR;
Will consider applications to subdivide parcels smaller than 4 hectares within the Agricultural Land Reserve, subject to approval of the provincial Agricultural Land Commission, in the following cases: a) for a homesite severance under the Agricultural Land Commission’s homesite severance policy.; vi b) where the subdivision or boundary adjustment will allow for more
efficient use of agricultural land or the better utilization of farm
buildings for farm purposes; and
In these cases, the individual parcel sizes within the ‘Agriculture’
designation are subject to approval by the provincial Agricultural
Land Commission, and must meet minimum parcel size required to
meet the applicable Provincial regulations for septic disposal fields.
6.3.13
economic development; home occupation/home based businesses; Provides for home industry operations, home occupations and bed and breakfast establishments and encouraging secondary ‘value added’ uses such as agri-tourism for the purpose of diversifying and enhancing farm income, provided that these developments: • are compatible with the agricultural character of the area,; • remain incidental to the primary agricultural uses; • remain subject to the provisions of the Zoning Bylaw, the Agricultural Land Reserve Act (if in the Agricultural Land Reserve) and other Provincial standards; and • do not present a potential land use conflict with surrounding properties. v 6.3.14
development and productive use of agricultural;    Supports the consolidation of legal parcels that support more efficient agricultural operations. 6.3.15
development and productive use of agricultural;  roads in agricultural land;
recreational use of agricultural land;
ALR;
Encourage the Province to minimize the impact of road, utility corridors and trails through agricultural lands, utilizing only those lands necessary and to the maximum capacity prior to seeking new corridors. All levels of government will seek approval of all affected adjacent farm owners. Provision for farms traffic to cross major roads should be made. Trail development should follow the Provincial reference ‘A Guide to Using and Developing Trails in Farm and Ranch Areas’.viii 6.3.16
urban-agriculture conflict and edge planning; zoning;
buffer at agricultural edge;
Supports increased building setbacks and other possible restrictions in the Zoning Bylaw for intensive agricultural operations that are not in accordance with the Local Government Act to prevent potential conflicts with adjacent agricultural, residential or commercial uses, subject to compliance with the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act. 6.3.18
development and productive use of agricultural;  farm home plate;
residential development;
Encourages maximizing productive farm activity and minimizes nonfarm use on farmland by limiting the footprint of non-farm uses. ix 6.3.19
development and productive use of agricultural;  farm worker accommodation; Supports establishing housing for year round farm help and seasonal farm workers. x 6.3.20
waste management;
wildlife/environmental/pest management
wildlife and ecosystem management; Encourages farm operations and practices that are sustainable and environmentally sound, including best practices for waste disposal, and protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and ecosystems. xi 6.3.21
development and productive use of agricultural;  zoning; On existing parcels, encourage agricultural use of all farm parcels regardless of size. xi 6.3.22
economic development; agri-toursim; Will consider proposed agri-tourism accommodation development using the following criteria: a) Capability of handling of on-site domestic water and sewage disposal; b) Impact on agricultural productive lands; c) Impact on adjacent land uses and character of the existing area; d) Location relative to existing roads, access and other buildings; and e) Consideration of visual impacts where development is proposed on hillsides and other visually sensitive areas.xiii 6.3.23
development and productive use of agricultural;  farm home plate; Encourages maximizing productive farm activity and minimizing areas of development by clustering buildings, structures and related activities. Xiv 6.3.24

Municipality or First Nation

Electoral Area C

Sub-topics

agri-tourism
agricultural advisory committee
ALR
ALR subdivision
buffer at agricultural edge
farm diversification
farm home plate
farm worker accommodation
home occupation/home based businesses
partnerships/advocacy/liaising
protection of farming development permit area
residential development
roads in agricultural land
urban containment/growth boundary
water restrictions and conservation
zoning

Region

Okanagan-Similkameen

Document Type

Official Community Plan

Topic

Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land
Economic Development
Education
Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development
Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning
Waste Management
Water Management
Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Level of Government

Regional

Year

2008

Supplementary Information

No

Population Range

4,000-9,999