Intent: To amend the Official Community Plan with respect to policies related to agricultural land.
.10 Strongly encourage the continued long term agricultural use of the area designated as Agricultural, and bounded by Kidston Road, Coldstream Creek Road, Cunliffe road and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park; the retention of this area in the Agricultural designation is very important to the character of Coldstream and residential development of this area will not be considered.
.11 Encourage the use of agricultural practices that reduce or prevent conflicts with residential uses, and work to encourage residential land users to reduce or prevent conflicts with agricultural uses.
.12 Avoid considering higher capability agricultural land for potential Industrial use, and only consider degraded and low capability lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve for Industrial use, but only if the area clearly meets the locational requirements for industrial use. http://www.districtofcoldstream.ca/council/minutes/2007/20070910_minutes_ph.pdf
Those are clearly stated policies. How could this Council even contemplate supporting the change of use of the Aberdeen Road property in light of these policies? That land is as good or better quality agricultural land than the land described in paragraph .10 above. Apply the policies consistently, please!