Agricultural Land Commission approves YLW land exclusion application
Contributed/Kelowna International Airport
September 01, 2016 - 12:13 PM
KELOWNA - The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has approved the Kelowna International Airport’s (YLW) Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) exclusion application. This decision is critical for the future expansion and development of YLW.
YLW applied to the ALC to exclude four properties at the south end of the airport lands to be used for aeronautical-related, airside development. The exclusion of these 22 hectares will prove vital to future airside development and expansion at YLW, securing long-term sustainability of operations.
“This decision was exceptionally important,” Airport Director Sam Samaddar said. “As we’re unable to move the airport, we need to ensure that we have the available land to support the growth of YLW for future generations.”
As a part of the ALC’s application process, YLW incorporated extensive public feedback. The ALC’s approval is subject to conditions including YLW’s completion of the mitigation measures and agricultural enhancement strategies as outlined in the Agricultural Impact Assessment, submitted as part of the proposal.
The full decision record and approval conditions will be posted by the ALC on its website.
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