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Affordability is also addressed through policy on the use of secondary suites. Currently on Gabriola, secondary suites are allowed on parcels 2.0 hectares or larger. This is considered a means of addressing the islands’ need for diversity in housing options (providing rental housing) and affordability in a rural, low density context (see Gabriola Official Community Plan Policy 2.6.1a). The policy allows for a suite up to 968 sq ft.