Nelson Aggregate Co. - Approval of an amendment to the Niagara Escarpment Plan

Instrument type: Approval of an amendment to the Niagara Escarpment Plan

ERO number
019-3215
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Transferred to
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
February 24, 2021 - April 26, 2021 (61 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

We have updated the public consultation opportunities section to edit the newspapers where the application has been advertised.

March 4, 2021

This consultation was open from:

February 24, 2021
to April 26, 2021

Proposal summary

An application to amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan has been submitted on behalf of Nelson Aggregate Co. to facilitate an expansion to an existing aggregate extraction operation in Burlington southwest of the Village of Mount Nemo.

Location details

Site location details

2435 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

2300 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

2316 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

2330 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

2280 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

2292 No. 2 Sideroad, City of Burlington, Region of Halton

5235 Cedar Springs Road, City of Burling, Region of Halton

Part Lots 1 & 2, Concession 1 NS, Part Lots 2, 3 & 4 RP20R7439, Part Lots 1 & 2, Concession 2 NS, Part Lots 1 & 2, Concession 3 NS, Part Lots 17 &18, Concession 2, NDS.

The sites are located adjacent to the existing the Nelson Aggregate Co. extraction operation at 2435 No. 2 Sideroad, Burlington and southwest of the Village of Mount Nemo.

Proponent(s)

Nelson Aggregate Co.
c/o MHBC Planning Ltd.
2433 No. 2 Sideroad, P.O. Box 1070
Burlington, ON
L7R 4L8
Canada

Proposal details

The application proposes to change the land use designation of approximately 78.3 ha (193.5 ac.) of lands from the Escarpment Rural Area designation to the Mineral Resource Extraction Area designation to facilitate an expansion to an existing aggregate extraction operation.

Nelson Aggregate Co. application also proposes to apply a site specific special policy to the existing extraction site to allow for the continuation of aggregate processing operations in conjunction with the proposed expansion.

The amendment would facilitate a below-water aggregate extraction operation that will extract approximately 50.2 ha (124.0 ac.) of the 78.3 ha (193.5 ac.) of land proposed to be redesignated to Mineral Resource Extraction Area. The proposed expansion lands are estimated to contain ±30 million tonnes of mineral aggregate resource.

The amendment would also facilitate the continued use of the existing aggregate processing and maintenance facilities on the current Nelson Aggregate Co. site in the processing of material extracted from the proposed expansion lands.

Other information 

Nelson Aggregate Co’s current licence at the Burlington Quarry spans 218.3 ha with an extraction area of 210.0 ha. The site also contains offices, maintenance facilities, an asphalt plant, recycling operations, and other facilities utilized in the extraction and production of aggregate materials.

Nelson Aggregate Co. intends to continue to utilize these facilities in tandem with the expansion lands and has proposed a site-specific policy be applied to recognize their future use.

Public consultation opportunities

A notice regarding the application has been posted in the Burlington Post and the Milton Canadian Champion newspapers.

Information has been posted on the website of the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) please visit the site here to comment on the proposal.

A notice sign will be posted on the properties so that the local public is notified that an application has been submitted and advised who to contact for more information or to submit comments.

Pursuant to the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act, a public meeting may be held.

NEC offices remain closed. All application materials are available on the City of Burlington website, the Region of Halton website, and the proponent’s website.

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Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Niagara Escarpment Commission
Address

232 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON
L7G 4B1
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from February 24, 2021
to April 26, 2021

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