THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 - Capacity crowd of local residents packed Brampton Council Chambers to, once again, voice their opposition to the Norval Quarry application.  Another great turnout, and another meaningful display of the community coming together.  Thank you to all the speakers.  Everyone was articluate andn passionate.  On to the next battle...

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BRAMPTON PLANNING COMMITTEE REJECTS BRAMPTON BRICK'S NORVAL QUARRY APPLICATION

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 - Excellent turnout by the community! A full Council Chambers + 75 additional downstairs in the lobby. Planning committee agreed to turn down the Norval quarry application. A great result for all. Thanks to all those that came out in support! A copy of the Recommendation Report can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.

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Of the 1.8 Million Acres of Protected Greenbelt Land in Ontario, only 577 Acres are in Brampton.

That's only 0.03206% of the total Greenbelt area in the Province

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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.