Orland, CA, General Plan


By: City of Orland, CA


Farmland Protection

The city’s general plan addresses farmland protection.

The Land Use element establishes the city’s ability to increase setbacks and restrict or prohibit residential development next to industrially or agriculturally designated or developed land to avoid conflict (Program 1.2.A.4), as well as the incorporation of design buffers between potentially incompatible land uses and restriction of new uses that may compromise existing businesses (Policy 1.4.B.2).

The Open Space and Conservation element establishes a goal of promoting and protecting the continued viability of agriculture in the city (Goal 4.1), with policies addressing directing new growth to areas where agricultural activities are already constrained and requiring buffers between new urban uses and existing agricultural uses.

Orland, CA

2010 Population: 7,291

2010 Population Density: 2,454.06/square mile