BRAMPTON BRICK HAS TRIGGERED A NEW STEP IN THE ARA LICENSING PROCESS
As expected, Registered Letters from Brampton Brick have started to arrive. These letters are the latest correspondence sent to the over 1,200 people who made their voice heard by submitting an objection to the proposed Norval Quarry back in December 2010. If you were one of the original objectors, THANK YOU for making your objections known then. But Brampton Brick is forcing you to renew your objections once more, or they will be considered withdrawn.
This process, which is started by the sending of registered letters to objectors, requires the objectors to respond by registered mail to both Ministry of Natural Resources and Brampton Brick.
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.