Competing Land Uses Considerations
In order to be consistent with the Avon Region NRM Plan, carbon plantings in these areas will need to address conflicts with competing land use considerations, such as High Quality Agricultural Land, High Value Water/Groundwater Resources or Population Growth Areas. Proposed plantings will only be deemed consistent with the Avon Region NRM Plan where evidence is provided that the competing land use considerations do not exist or the proposed activity will add value to these land uses.
Accepted activities in these areas are:
- Plantings that are to be established on unproductive soils (where unproductive soils are soils that are consistently unproductive due to physical or chemical limitations such as shallow depth, acidic subsoils, salinity or poor water holding capacity).
- Plantings that occupy less than 30% of a farm that include productive and unproductive soils (where farm means any tract of land which is used by a person for agriculture or multiple tracts of land which are used by the same person for agriculture).
- Plantings show due consideration for and/or relevant approvals where potential land use conflicts occur with water resources and areas of population growth.