Megaquarry land part of new aggregate application in Melancthon

 

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Strada Aggregates plans to expand its operations in Melancthon by another 150 acres, including a 50-acre parcel it has purchased from Bonnefield Financial, the firm that acquired the former megaquarry lands from The Highland Companies in 2013. The new lands Strada has proposed for aggregate extraction are highlighted in red. - MHBC Planning

There is a new aggregate application in Melancthon and it includes some of the former megaquarry lands.

Strada Aggregates has filed an application under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) seeking approval to expand its existing operations in the township and permit a maximum of 1.25 million tonnes extracted per year.

Strada plans to increase its operation near Dufferin County Road 17 and 4th Line by another 150 acres, which includes a 50-acre parcel it purchased from Bonnefield Financial, the firm that acquired the former megaquarry lands from The Highland Companies in 2013.

 

“It’s just the beginning of a long process,” said Melancthon Mayor Darren White, acknowledging the inclusion of the former megaquarry land may bring back some old memories for residents.

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By Chris Halliday
Published July 28, 2017, Orangeville Banner