Saanich council this week directed staff to put as much of Panama Flats into the Agricultural Land Reserve as possible.
At Monday’s meeting, council approved a recommendation to add 35 more acres of the land into the ALR. Twenty-one acres of the 66-acre property are already protected. The remaining 10 acres would be kept for trails and other park uses.
The next step is to have an agrologist define the exact borders of what should be included, before sending an application to the Agricultural Land Commission.