URGENT UPDATE:

A Recommendation Report on Brampton Brick's re-zoning application to be presented to Planning, Design & Development Committee on September 8, 2014.  It is important that this meeting is well attended, as it detemines the approval or denial of the Quarry re-zoning application.  Brampton City Hall, 4th Floor, Council Chambers, 7pm on September 8th.

 

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Of the 1.8 million acres of protected Greenbelt land in Ontario, only 577 acres are in Brampton.

This is only 0.03206% of the total Greenbelt area

Relatively small & scarce, Brampton's Greenbelt area performs a critical ecological function. This area follows the Credit River watershed and its tributaries and wetlands, but is under stress from growing urban development. The Credit River is cold water fish habitat, a wildlife movement corridor, within a Provincially significant wetland. The Greenbelt around Norval is in close proximity to the growing urban areas of North West Brampton & Georgetown, and performs a significant ecological function. Locating a quarry in this area is not a good choice of sites.

The proposed aggregate extraction area is in close proximity to the historic Village of Norval, a recognised tourism area, and an existing community.