Civic staff has been given the go-ahead by Delta council to establish a special agricultural zone for a controversial piece of Tsawwassen farmland.

Council set out the parameters for the bylaw in reference to an 18-hectare (45-acre) farm in the 5700-block of 6th Avenue, formerly referred to as the Guichon property, but now owned by a numbered company. It’s immediately east of the Forest by the Bay subdivision and adjacent to the Southlands and Beach Grove Golf Club. It’s zoned agricultural, but not in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The owner has indicated a greenhouse complex would be constructed, but the City of Delta imposed a stop work order in June on site clearing because the proper permits weren’t in place.

Read more at the Delta Optimist (Ian Jacques)