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  • 23 (1) Restrictions on the use of agricultural land do not apply to land that, on December 21, 1972, was, by separate certificate of title issued under the Land Registry Act, R.S.B.C. 1960, c. 208, less than 2 acres in area.
  • (2) The restrictions on the use of agricultural land do not apply to land lawfully used for a non-farm use, established and carried on continuously for at least 6 months immediately before December 21, 1972, unless and until
  • (a) the use is changed, other than to farm use, without the permission of the commission,
  • (a.1) the use is discontinued for a continuous period of 6 months,
  • (b) an enactment made after December 21, 1972, prohibits the use, or
  • (c) permission for the use granted under an enactment is withdrawn or expires.
  • (3) For greater certainty, the exception in subsection (2) applies only to the land that was actually being used for a non-farm use and not to the entire parcel on which that use was being carried on.

2002-36-23, effective November 1, 2002 (B.C. Reg. 171/2002); 2019-32-16, effective March 12, 2020 (B.C. Reg. 57/2020).