After discovering that backyard chickens were not allowed on lots less than one acre in size in the City of Langford, we set out to change this outdated Bylaw, which had been carried over since 1967. To our surprise, we found that we were the first to formally request change.
Thank you to everyone who signed our petitions, and to all of the very supportive local businesses who assisted us along the way.
The following is a timeline of our campaign to change the Bylaw to allow backyard chickens on less than one acre of property:
- June 18, 2012: We made a successful presentation to Langford City Council, who passed a resolution for staff to rewrite the bylaw to allow backyard chickens in Langford on smaller lots
- October 22, 2012: A Staff Report was presented to the Langford Planning, Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee. The Committee recommended that Council direct staff to prepare a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw
- November 5, 2012: The bylaw amendments were given a first reading by Council, and the motion was passed
- January 21, 2013: Public Hearing was met with no opposition, and the second and third readings were approved and passed. Next step will be adoption of the new Bylaw!
- February 18, 2013: City of Langford – Bylaw 1451 was adopted! Backyard chickens are now legal on less than one acre of property in Langford.
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