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Legal Appeal of Concrete Batching Plant Begins

Many of you are aware that a group of Carp residents are appealing the city’s decision to rezone the land at 2596 Carp Road to allow a Concrete Batching Plant. We are objecting to this rezoning because we believe that the city was hasty in its decision and in so doing has ignored a number of municipal and provincial planning regulations as well as the welfare of its citizens. On Tuesday, at the initial Hearing of the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), our legal team finalized and submitted the main issues that will be heard and ruled on by LPAT. Just to recap, our main concerns regarding the placement of a Concrete Batching Plant at this location are:

Significant Increase in Heavy truck traffic on Carp Road;

Significant Air pollution and increase in hazardous airborne substances;

Contamination of groundwater;

Contamination of Huntley Creek and degradation of the surrounding area;

Detrimental impact to homeowners who live adjacent to this site;

Detrimental impact to the heritage cemetery that sits directly across the street and has done so for the past 160 years;

Existing municipal planning documents should be adhered to. Heavy Industrial usage in this location is prohibited by the city’s Official Plan and does not follow the provisions of the Carp Road Corridor Community Design Plan which applies to this area.

All of Tuesday’s proceedings concerned procedural issues in preparation for the final hearing. We are currently preparing our legal submissions which are due later this month. We should know by the end of November when our final hearing is scheduled. At this time we anticipate that it could be many months before the final hearing actually takes place. We remain optimistic. We believe that we have a strong case and we will continue to work toward a positive outcome. To those of you who have stood with us this far thank you for your support!


  • Samuel Schwisberg
    • $75 
    • 4 yrs


Lynn Grabe

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