Input Sought on Agri-Tourism Bylaw Standard

The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture has extended the consultation period on its discussion paper for a proposed Minister’s Bylaw Standard for agri-tourism in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.

The discussion paper outlines a draft Minister's Bylaw Standard intended to assist local government bylaw development regulating agri-tourism, agri-tourism accommodation and farm retail sales in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Agri-tourism operators have also have been afforded the opportunity to provide their feedback.

Based on the input received, staff will prepare any necessary revisions and submit the bylaw standard for the Minister’s approval. If approved, the definitions and bylaw standard criteria in Part 4 of the document will be incorporated in the Guide for Bylaw Development in Farming Areas pursuant to Section 916 of the Local Government Act.

Comments may be submitted by mail, fax or email:

Ministry of Agriculture Strengthening Farming Program

1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, B.C.
V3G 2M3

Fax: (250) 356-0358

Please copy UBCM with your submission through Danyta Welch, Program and Policy Officer (250) 356-5193.

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