Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw designates the parcels comprising the 105 Mile Ranch
as RA 1 (Resource/Agricultural Zone), RA 2 (Acreage Reserve Zone) and RR 1
(Rural 1 Zone).
zoning designations permit residential uses (a single family residential
dwelling, or a two-family residential dwelling), as well as several
to the zoning designations, the majority of the lands associated with this
offering are located within a land designation known as the Agricultural Land
Reserve, or ALR. Created in 1973, the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
(ALC) is an independent Provincial agency responsible for administering the
Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), which is a land use designation, intended to
encourage agricultural use. The purpose
of the ALC is to preserve agricultural land and encourage farm uses in
collaboration with local landowners, local governments and the First Nations. ALR
boundaries were set in the early 1970’s and determined based upon the
capability and suitability of land for agricultural use, uses at the time,
local zoning and public input.
Approximately 5% of BC’s land base, the most agriculturally important,
is located within the ALR.
covers approximately 4.7 million hectares of land within British Columbia,
including both private and public lands and takes precedence over other land
uses; as such, local and regional government bylaws are planned in accordance
with this provincial policy.
land within the ALR is intended only for agricultural purposes. However,
recreational and agri-tourism related businesses might be permitted on a