The GRCA, Grand River Conservation Authority, is still reviewing the Hidden Quarry application but a decision will come soon. Full details: CRC Newsletter CRC at Work – GRCA and Greenbelt.pdf
In addition to keeping up on the Hidden Quarry process, the CRC has been making submissions to the Green Belt expansion process which could see the proposed Hidden Quarry site become part of the Green Belt. Quarries are currently allowed in the Green Belt however there is a movement to have that restricted. Full details: Hidden Quarry Media Release – Greenbelt Expansion Study.pdf, CRC Response to Potential Greenbelt Expansion.pdf, CRC-Newsletter-CRC-at-Work-GRCA-and-Greenbelt.pdf
The pleasures of the evening with Wingfield were only matched by the funds raised, more than $13,000 to add to our OMB coffers. For this we have dozens of people to thank and applaud! Click here for details…
Further to James Dick Construction Limited’s new application for re-zoning of the proposed Hidden Quarry site, the second OMB Hearing process was launched with a Pre-Hearing Conference on November 2, 2017. At this Conference the date for the next Pre-Hearing was scheduled for April 5, 2018.
In April 2017, the Grand River Conservation Authority had requested more information and studies from JDCL, and had recommended deferral of decisions by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Wellington County and Guelph Eramosa Township until GRCA had assessed the JDCL responses. The next Pre-Hearing date was set so that all Parties would have time to study and assess this pending GRCA Report.
For all details, please read the CRC Newsletter.