The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is a provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use. Farming is encouraged and non-agricultural uses are controlled.
The Agricultural Land Reserve takes precedence over, but does not replace, other legislation and bylaws that may apply to the land. Local and regional governments, as well as other provincial agencies, are expected to plan in accordance with the provincial policy of preserving agricultural land.
ALR Exclusion Applications
As a result of Bill 15-2019, as of September 30, 2020, private landowners are no longer able to make an application for exclusion - only the Provincial Government, local or First Nation governments or prescribed public bodies may make such applications.