Residential Uses in the ALR Bylaw Standard

The Minister of Agriculture has established a Minister's Bylaw Standard to guide local government bylaw development regulating the siting and size of residential uses in the ALR. The September 2011 Discussion Paper and Minister's Bylaw Standard explains the rationale for establishing this Minister's Bylaw Standard. The September 2011 document incorporates the feedback received on the January 2011 discussion paper and further analysis by ministry staff. The definitions and bylaw criteria are in Part 4 of the document and will be incorporated into the Ministry's Guide for Bylaw Development in Farming Areas.

In developing the Minister's Bylaw Standard the ministry invited comments through an online survey between June 1 and July 14, 2011. The results of the survey are compiled in a report.

A letter to local governments was delivered advising of this Minister's Bylaw Standard (and request to consider amending their bylaws) in 2001.