The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking input from residents and the farming community in order to better support agriculture via its bylaws and policies.
The regional district is looking for opportunities to meet with farmers and has a website, www.growingourfuture.ca, that provides residents with information. An online survey will soon be posted on the website.
According to the regional district, proposed zoning bylaw amendments include flexible minimum setback requirements for agricultural buildings, in addition to new general regulations, which would apply to temporary sawmills, kennel facilities and agricultural fencing.
A new agricultural zone, applicable to all Agricultural Land Reserve land, is also suggested.