The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is suggesting the owners of 150 acres in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in east Richmond apply to have it permanently removed from this provincially protected land reserve.
The reaction from Richmond’s mayor to this suggestion from a commission tasked with protecting farmland was it was “ridiculous” while the landowner thinks the ALC is just being “pragmatic.”
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the city’s aim is to keep land in the ALR, that should be what the ALC wants to do and that’s what EcoWaste originally planned to do with their property located west of No. 8 Road along Blundell.
“What are they doing suggesting they should take it out? What kind of an ALC are they?” Brodie said. …