Citizens group wants maximum size of homes on ALR land to be cut in half – The escalating debate over the size of homes being built on farmland in Richmond, B.C,. has generated a 6,000-name petition that was presented to city council on Monday night.

The Richmond Citizens’ Association is demanding a cap on the size of homes being built on agricultural land to just over 5,300 square feet, roughly half of what’s currently allowed.

The group argues homes larger than that are driving up prices and reducing arable land. “We are not getting farmhouses necessarily built on farmland. We are getting estates built on farmland compete with tennis courts and swimming pools and indoor theatres,” said Kelly Greene, a member of the association.

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Clare Hennig – CBC News – Feb 26, 2018.

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