ALR Boundary Reviews

ALR boundary reviews refine the ALR boundary in a particular geographic area so that they encompass land that is both capable and suitable for agricultural use.

Responsibility for revising the ALR’s boundaries rests with the ALC. This role, which the ALC may exercise proactively by way of boundary reviews, is linked directly to the ALC’s responsibility to preserve agricultural land. A boundary review is a superior method for “fine-tuning” ALR boundaries than adjudicating hundreds of disparate applications. The ALR will have greater integrity, and fewer applications will be generated, where boundaries are proactively reviewed to assess whether land is, or is not, appropriately designated as ALR land.

Notice of legislative and regulatory changesBill 25 - 2016 and OIC 508/2016 amended the Agricultural Land Commission Act (ALC Act) and the ALR Regulation with respect to Boundary Reviews.

Specifically, s. 29(1.1) of the ALC Act legislates that the ALC may not exclude land from the ALR without the deemed consent of the landowner. S. 14.3 of the ALR Regulation defines deemed consent.


Completed Boundary Reviews


2017

ALC 56610 - Regional District of East Kootenay (Electoral Area E)

The ALC has completed its review of the ALR boundaries within Electoral Area E in the area generally described as Kimberley to Skookumchuck.

A public hearing was held by the ALC on November 19, 2015 at the Wasa Community Hall.

Notice of the ALC’s intention to exclude land under s. 29(1) of the ALC Act was sent via letter to every landowner whose property was identified for exclusion in the ALR Boundary Review Project within Electoral Area E on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 and on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

For information on the outcome of this review please refer to the following links:

Electoral Area E Property Information (Excel)

Map Areas


2017

ALC 56609 - Regional District of East Kootenay (Electoral Area B)

The ALC has completed its review of the ALR boundaries within Electoral Area B in the area generally described as Jaffray to Grasmere.

A public hearing was held by the ALC on November 18, 2015 at the Jaffray Community Hall.

Notice of the ALC’s intention to exclude land under s. 29(1) of the ALC Act was sent via letter to every landowner whose property was identified for exclusion in the ALR Boundary Review Project within Electoral Area B on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

For information on the outcome of this review please refer to the following links:

Electoral Area B Property Information (Excel)

Map Areas


2014

ALC 53569 & 53570 - Regional District of East Kootenay (Elk Valley)


For more information contact:

Reed Bailey, ALC Planner
(604) 660-7026
Reed.Bailey@gov.bc.ca