Economic opportunities sometimes arise that are temporary in nature for which permanent development is not desirable. At times, it is beneficial to test the potential of a use at one particular location before committing permanent development. Temporary use permits can cover a wide range of activities including worker camps, storage, and many other land uses.
An approved temporary use may continue in accordance with the provisions specified in the permit until the date the permit expires, or three years after the permit was issued, whichever occurs first. Temporary use permits may be renewed only once and should be discouraged from re-application in favour of being considered through a re-zoning amendment process.
Where a temporary use is proposed within the Agricultural Land Reserve, issuance of a temporary use permit is subject to approval of a non-farm use by the Agricultural Land Commission.