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UCLG's Draft Aggregate Resources Master Plan (ARMP) for Review

The United Counties of Leeds Grenville is pleased to advise that the Draft Aggregate Resources Master Plan (ARMP) has been released for input. A copy of the Draft ARMP is below and input is welcome anytime, but would be appreciated by October 22, 2021 via email to 

Leeds_and_Grenville_-_ARMP_DRAFT_Plan.pdf 

Leeds_and_Grenville_-_ARMP_DRAFT_Appendix_A.pdf

Leeds_and_Grenville_-_ARMP_DRAFT_Appendix_B.pdf

The Draft ARMP was developed by consulting team, Meridian Planning, following review of background material, meeting with a technical steering committee composed of municipal and provincial representatives, meeting with this group of aggregate industry members, hosting of a public open house and consultation with local aggregate license holders, agencies and municipalities.

The Draft ARMP includes new mapping of bedrock resources and revised mapping of sand and gravel deposits. This mapping is intended to be used as a screening tool and represents a potential development constraint for non-aggregate development on/in proximity to mapped aggregate and/or bedrock resources. Exceptions to enable certain types of non-aggregate development on/in proximity to these resources are recommended in the plan and professional assessments are to be considered for other types of development. The proposed policy enables scoping and waiving of assessment requirements based on a desktop analysis of described considerations.  The ARMP also details suggested policies that would apply to proposed new or expanding operations and application requirements that would apply to any application to amend local planning documents to establish or expand a mineral aggregate operation. It is recommended that a Counties Official Plan amendment not be required for new or expanding mineral aggregate operations.

Once finalized, the ARMP will be implemented by an Official Plan Amendment to the Counties Official Plan.

For further information or to submit comments, please contact the undersigned or visit the project website at www.leedsgrenville.com/aggregateplan.

Elaine M. Mallory, Planner I
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
25 Central Ave. W., Suite 100,
Brockville, ON  K6V 4N6
Tel: 613-342-3840 / 1-800-770-2170  ext. 2422