Burlington releases documents, asks for public input on Nelson Quarry Expansion


The City of Burlington released technical documents related to the Nelson Quarry Expansion.

Some residents recently received a mailed notice from the city, and more recently from the community group CORE Burlington, requesting feedback.

Meanwhile, residents within 200 meters of Nelson Aggregates received a written notice from Halton Region advising that the applications from Nelson for an expanded quarry have been deemed "complete”.

A separate notice will be mailed to the same distribution area once a public meeting is scheduled.

We are working with city and regional staff on a formalized communications plan related to this application that will include a more detailed outline of the steps in the process, timelines and opportunities for resident feedback,” wrote Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward on her official website.

We will also continue to communicate to all rural residents regardless of their proximity to the site itself by mail and email as this application moves through the process.”

Nelson Quarry proposed to expand its existing operations to the west, on lands that currently contain the Burlington Springs Golf Club, and to the south, on lands that currently contain agricultural and residential uses.

Applications are required under the Aggregate Resources Act, Planning Act and Niagara Escarpment Planning, and Development Act to expand the existing quarry.

A statutory public meeting will be scheduled following the completion of the technical review process. The city says this would likely occur in late 2021 or early 2022 after this substantial staff review.

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