Greenbelt Act ([RSBC 1996] Chapter 176). | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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The present Act lays down provisions relating to the so-called “green belt”. For the purpose of this Act “green belt land” means land that is considered by the Miniister to be suitable for preservation as greenbelt land under this Act. For establishing and preserving greenbelt land, (a) the Lieutenant Governor in Council may, by order, reserve Crown land as greenbelt land, (b) with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the minister may acquire land on behalf of the government as greenbelt land, and (c) with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the minister may make an agreement on behalf of the government with any of the following for the acquisition by the government of land owned by them as greenbelt land: (i) Canada; (ii) an agency of Canada;(iii) an agency of the government; (iv) a municipality or regional district. Section 4 establishes that the minister must maintain a greenbelt register to record all land reserved or acquired as green belt land. The Act consists of 10 Sections.

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