New ALR housing regulations

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The size of a small secondary residence will depend on the size of the land parcel and the existing home.

On parcels 40 hectares or smaller:

• if the existing residence is 500 square metres (approximately 5,400 sq. ft.) or less, a second residence of 90 square metres (approximately 970 sq. ft.) or less can be built.

• if the existing residence is larger than 500 square metres, then a small secondary residence for non-farm use would not be permitted. However, farmers can still apply to the ALC for an additional residence for farm use.

On parcels larger than 40 hectares:

• a second residence 186 square metres (approximately 2,000 square feet) or less is permitted, no matter the size of the first residence.

John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice

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