Province Listens, Stops Proposed Quarry in Hamilton
McGuinty Government Responds to Municipal Request
Ontario is not allowing the development of a proposed quarry in the City of Hamilton.
A minister's zoning order permanently restricts the proposed quarry site in the former Town of Flamborough, now part of Hamilton, located near Milburough Town Line and 11th Concession Road East, to its current uses or ones that comply with its current zoning.
Hamilton City Council and Halton Regional Council have both passed resolutions asking the province not to allow the proposal to proceed. The medical officers of health for Hamilton and Halton Region have also expressed health concerns related to the quarry project.
- A minister's zoning order is issued under the Planning Act. It authorizes the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to make orders to control the use of land within Ontario (similar to local zoning by-laws).
“We have responded to Hamilton and Halton councils, which have asked the province not to let this proposal proceed.”
“Halton Regional Council passed a resolution indicating that we objected to the license for St. Mary's Flamborough Quarry. I am very pleased that the Provincial government has heard our concerns and those of our residents and has therefore taken appropriate action.”
“The Province should be commended for taking this important action. It will protect Hamilton from a quarrying operation that has raised many serious concerns in our community.”