The grandfathering period for manufactured homes for immediate family members in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) has been extended to February 2020.
This is a result of a regulatory change brought into force July 4, 2019, as work continues to protect farmland and support farmers.
Landowners in the ALR will now have until Feb. 22, 2020, to obtain all the required permits and authorizations to place a manufactured home for immediate family on their property.
Government will engage with B.C. farmers, agricultural associations and local governments as work continues to help B.C. farmers farm.
The change is part of ongoing work on regulations for Bill 52-2018 and Bill 15-2019 to protect farmland and support farmers. Farmers in the ALR continue to be able to build additional residences to support farm use, including manufactured homes, by application to the Agricultural Land Commission.
- The manufactured home must be nine metres or less in width, and must be for the use of the owner or a member of their immediate family.
- The Feb. 22, 2020, deadline was selected to provide adequate time and flexibility for landowners to obtain, and local governments to process, the required authorizations.
- According to discussions with a sample of local governments, processing permits for manufactured homes can take from three weeks to six months.