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Farmland Housing Regulations

Rows of Planted Crops on Farm FieldOn January 23, 2017, Council authorized consultation regarding potential updates to farmland housing regulations.  The City wants to hear from farmers and residents before it makes a final decision.

Public Engagement

A survey will be available at on the topic of farmland housing regulations from February 27 to March 12, 2017.  The survey will ask for your opinion on such issues as the:
  • maximum house size on farmland;
  • maximum setbacks from the road for homes and non-farm accessory buildings;
  • maximum area of the farm home plate;
  • maximum size of non-farm accessory buildings.
A farm home plate is the area of the property that includes all homes and non-farm accessory buildings (e.g., detached garage, covered swimming pool) and non-farm accessory structures to the home (e.g., driveway, landscaping, septic system).

We encourage everyone to complete the survey online at Let's Talk Richmond.
(The survey will be available for completion between February 27, 2017 to March 12, 2017).

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the survey you may request one by calling the City's Policy Planning Department at 604-204-8626 or email

Public Open House
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC
Details: There will be two summary presentations in Council Chambers starting at approximately 5:30 pm and at 7:00 pm
Residents, farmers and interested parties are invited to attend the open house to meet City planners, see display boards, review proposed updates, provide comments and complete a survey.

All feedback will be presented to Council for consideration later in 2017.

Recent City Reports and Relevant Documents
Below are links to the following relevant report and memos:
PDF Document January 17, 2017 Report to Planning Committee
PDF Document January 17, 2017 Planning Committee Minutes
PDF Document January 23, 2017 Memo to Council
PDF Document January 23, 2017 Council Minutes
PDF Document Open House Display Boards

Policy Planning Department
Planning and Development Division
Phone: 604-204-8626