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.
The OMB has scheduled a first Pre-Hearing Conference on the Hidden Quarry Application by James Dick Construction Limited for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10 am at the offices of Guelph Eramosa Township, 8348 Wellington Road 124, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0.
Hidden Quarry Media Release – New OMB Appeal by JDCL June 28, 2017
In October 2016 the original OMB Hearing into the James Dick Construction Limited application for an aggregate licence for the proposed Hidden Quarry and for re-zoning was postponed indefinitely when it became clear that the JDCL application was predicated on a Guelph Eramosa Township zoning bylaw which had been repealed and replaced since the original 2012 application. The OMB Co-Chair determined that he was not authorized to make a ruling under these circumstances. In December 2016 JDCL re-applied to GET for re-zoning, and to the County of Wellington for an Official Plan amendment. In the absence of decisions within the minimum Planning Act timelines, the company has once again appealed the case to the OMB.