Subdivision on farm areas

The Subdivision Process

Subdivision of agricultural properties is generally not supported within Kelowna. Most agricultural properties are designated with a Future Land Use in the Official Community Plan of "Resource Protection Area". This means they have been designated as an area to be protected from further densification, subdivision, or development and no subdivision will be supported on these lands. If the agricultural land is within the ALR, the subdivision will also require approval by the Agricultural Land Commission.

In addition, the Official Community Plan identifies a Permanent Growth Boundary and densification or subdivision outside of this boundary is not supported. The reason for this is to promote density where services already exist in our urban areas, and to preserve valuable agricultural land for generations to come. Many agricultural properties and properties in the ALR are outside this Permanent Growth Boundary, and therefore are not suitable for subdivision or increased density.

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