Okanagan Local Planning Information
Tools, factsheets and resources for the Okanagan agricultural region on the following local planning topics:
Agriculture Area Plans and Strategies
An agricultural area plan or strategy focuses on a community's farm area. Its purpose is to discover practical solutions to issues and identify opportunities to strengthen farming.
- Coldstream Agricultural Plan (PDF)
- Kelowna Agriculture Plan
- Lake Country Community Agriculture Plan (PDF)
- Oliver Agricultural Area Plan (PDF)
- Penticton Agriculture Plan (PDF)
- Regional District of Central Okanagan Agricultural Plan (PDF)
- Regional District of North Okanagan Agricultural Area Plan (PDF)
- Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and Osoyoos Agricultural Plan (PDF)
- Salmon Arm Agricultural Area Plan (PDF)
- Spallumcheen Agricultural Area Plan (PDF)
- Summerland Agricultural Plan (PDF)
- West Kelowna Agricultural Plan (PDF)
Agricultural Land Use Inventories
- Kelowna 2001 LUI map (PDF)
The governments of Canada and British Columbia offers funding through the Local Government Agricultural Planning Program in support of projects that will lead to the development of agricultural area plans within municipalities and regional districts. The funding is administered through the Investment Agriculture Foundation.
The Strengthening Farming Program promotes strong working relationships between local and provincial governments and the farming community.
The Agricultural Land Commission produces publications to encourage and enable farm business in B.C.
Regional Planning Support and Organizations
Agri-teams work with local government representatives and members of the farm community on agricultural planning and farm practice issues. Contact an Agri-team member.
Agricultural Advisory Committees
Agricultural Advisory Committees are groups of appointed local agricultural producers who help advise governments on policy, programs and regional issues.
- Columbia–Shuswap Regional District
- Regional District of North Okanagan
- Regional District of Central Okanagan
- Regional District of Okanagan–Similkameen
Addressing Farm Practice Concerns
The Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act creates a process to resolve the concerns of the public who have complaints about odour, noise, dust or other disturbances arising from a farm operation. If the complaint cannot be resolved informally, the British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board will determine if the odour, noise, dust or other disturbance results from a normal farm practice.