§8. Agricultural lands planning criteria

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/06/001/00008
Published: 2015

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Title

06

:
Agriculture






Chapter

001

:
GENERAL POWERS; SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS











 

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8. Agricultural lands planning criteria

(a) The

secretary shall establish guidelines to assist municipal and regional planning

commissions in identifying agricultural lands. The guidelines shall provide,

but not be limited to:

(1) soil

characteristics appropriate to agricultural land;

(2) appropriate

size of the parcel and use of adjacent land;

(3) the

importance of agriculture to the region or locality;

(4) the

availability and capacity of agricultural services and labor to support farming

in the region; and

(5) the

importance of the land, as agricultural land, to the character of the locality.

(b) The

guidelines established by the secretary under subsection (a) of this section

may be applied by each regional and municipal planning commission to establish

specific criteria for identifying agricultural lands within that region or

municipality. (Added 1987, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 30, eff. May 19, 1988;

amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
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