Falkland land uses identified

A list of local land use in Falkland is being compiled this summer.

A list of local land use in Falkland is being compiled this summer.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has hired two students, Laura Janssen and Jayden Riley, to do a land use inventory in July and August,

The land use inventory data will be used for updating existing zoning bylaws.

The students will be driving around the area in a grey Toyota Rav-4, collecting data, including taking photos, on the types of uses on each property.

The students will be only making note of existing uses, such as residences, businesses, industrial operations and accessory uses (like a home occupation or secondary suite above a garage). This inventory will not take into account any future development plans property owners may have.

If there are long driveways with substantial tree cover, the students may drive down them but will not go on to any properties with closed gates, no trespassing signs or properties otherwise perceived to not want visitors.

The information collected will be used only by the CSRD planning department, and will not be given out to the public.