Special Study Areashttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/regional-planning/Special Study AreasSpecial Study Areas2014-08-06T07:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass6521D64FA7A04B72B84C29FF2ECCE9AE"><p>​Special Study Areas as depicted on the Specialty Study Areas and Sewerage Extension Areas Map, identify locations where, prior to the adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy, a municipality has expressed an intention to alter the existing land use, and is anticipating a future regional land use designation amendment. Pending Board approval of a regional land use designation applies within the Special Study Area. Amending a regional land use designation within a Special Study Area is a minor amendment under section 6.3.4 of the Regional Growth Strategy. This includes associated adjustments to the Urban Containment Boundary for a Special Study Area.If the Special Study Area involves lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve, then the municipality is required to consult with the Agricultural Land Commission during the preparation of the planning studies prior to initiating an application to exclude the lands from the Agricultural Land Reserve.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.cpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.cpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.dbf, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.dbfhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.prj, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.prjhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shx, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shxhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shp, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shp.xml, http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Data/SpecialStudyArea/SpecialStudyArea.shp.xml