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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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  • 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.

    The ALC held a Public Hearing on the proposal on January 23, 2023, and will be considering the matter in the coming months.

  • 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

  • 2021-2022 Annual Report

    The 2021-2022 Annual Report has been released for the period of April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. This report has been prepared in accordance with section 59.2 of the Administrative Tribunals Act and section 28 of the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation.

  • 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?