Legislation > Box 36 – Row 1 > Protecting farmland for farming

Agricultural Land Commission Act

British Columbia’s best agricultural land will be better protected against current pressures like mega mansions and illegal fill under this new legislation. The Agricultural Land Commission Act will restore one zone for the entire ALR, in order to restore a fair experience for all farmers and ranchers producing on ALR land regardless of where they reside in B.C. The Act will also limit any new house sizes on ALR land to less than 500m2, in order to discourage speculative buyers, and to reign in the price of farmland within the ALR. The act will also feature the creation of new rules that crack down on the dumping of illegal fill like broken glass, drywall and construction waste that has impacted and eroded quality agrarian land around the province.
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