A friend drew our attention to an online article about proposed changes to the Aggregate Resources Act in Ontario that will have major implications for Prince Edward County – including the municipality’s recent approval of amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to make way for the licensing of a new pit on Ridge […]
Letter to the Editor, The Picton Gazette, September 19, 2019. Fair and democratic process took a hit at the September 10th council meeting when the Greer Pit application was approved. Council was clearly struggling with the lack of testing and content with the Greer pit application. Local residents and our Association are rightly concerned that […]
[PDF] Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law AmendmentsPaul and Sandi Greer, Greenridge Asparagus Farm1002 Ridge Road, Picton Background In 2016, Paul and Sandi Greer purchased Greenridge Asparagus Farm at 1002 Ridge Road. It has been a well- known asparagus farm for many years. The farm is located in a rural area 7 km south […]
Some excellent coverage on protecting water vs extracting aggregate in the local countryside has appeared in the press, including: Ridge Road doesn’t need another aggregate pit – Ilona Anderson, Letter to the Editor, The Picton Gazette, December 13, 2017. Picton watershed saved – Federation of Ontario Naturalists – Seasons Fall 1999.
The County has posted a recording of the live stream of the Planning Public Council Meeting, the Committee of the Whole Meeting, and the Council Meeting on August 21, 2019. The recording includes deputations from seven concerned citizens: Time Deputant Text 1:00:24 Maureen Adams Written deputation 1:11:33 Joanne Tammel Transcript of deputation 1:19:16 Cheryl O’Brien […]
The materials prepared for the Planning Public Council Meeting on May 16, 2018 by the County’s Services Development Department included: Agenda Minutes Staff Report – FULL (2018) Executive Summary & Staff Analysis MHBC – Greenridge Farmpit Applications (2017) Location Map Official Plan Land Use Designations Environmental Constraints Environmentally Sensitive Areas Zoning By-law 1816-2006 Aggregate Resources […]