Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries Planners Workshop
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
November 17th 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
CPL Units: 3

Workshop for Vancouver Island regions
Farm Complaints, Development Permit Area for Farmland Protection and Housing vs Food Production Conflicts

This planners workshop will examine farm-related complaints and the Farm Practices and Protection Act, Development Permit Areas to Protect Farmland and managing the conflicts between housing pressure and the protecting farmland in the ALR.

9.15 – 10.00
Topic 1: People Love to Complain – An overview of the Right to Farm Act and who’s responsible for farm related complaints 
Speakers: Reed Bailey, Land Use Planner, AFF and Angela Boss, Regional Agrologist, AFF

10.00 – 10.30
Topic 2: Comox Valley Regional District Development Permit Area for Farmland Protection: A Case Study

Speaker: CVRD staff (TBD)

10.30 – 10.45 (Break)

10.45 – 11.15
Topic 3: The Ultimate Land Use Battle: Houses vs Food Production – Exploring potential/implemented local government bylaw changes associated with Residential Flexibility in the ALR

Speaker: Shannon Lambie, Regional Planner, ALC

11.15 – 11.30
General updates from the Ministry (Guide for Bylaw Development in Farming Areas, new meat licensing system, Agricultural Advisory Committees)

To Register, please contact reed.bailey@gov.bc.ca 



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