The Provincial Agricultural Land Commission Turns 50

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The ALR is BC’s provincial zone that preserves agricultural land for the future. The ALC is the administrative tribunal that adjudicates applications in the ALR while prioritizing and protecting the ALR land base and its use for agriculture. 

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  • The Provincial Agricultural Land Commission Turns 50

    On April 18, 1973, the Legislative Assembly of BC gave royal assent to the Land Commission Act that ushered in a program to preserve BC’s scarce farmland resource.

  • Proposed ALR Inclusion of Federal Lands in the City of Surrey

    The ALC is initiating a proposal to include approximately 123 ha of land within the City of Surrey into the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. The subject land is comprised of five actively-farmed parcels currently owned by the Government of Canada.

    Please note that the public submission period is now closed. All received correspondence is available to view online

  • Information Bulletin 09: Subdivision and Plans that Cause Subdivision in the ALR

    The ALC releases Information Bulletin 09 to assist with the interpretation of the ALCA and the ALR General Regulation as it relates to subdivision in the ALR including:

    – Parcels less than two acres subject to subdivision restrictions
    – Statutory rights of way that may or may not cause subdivision
    – Lease of a portion of ALR land that causes subdivision
    – Strata plans that cause subdivision

  • Housing in the ALR

    Questions about housing in the ALR? 

    – Building a new residence? 
    – Replacing a residence? 
    – Additional residence? 
    – Do I need an Application or Notice of Intent?