Residents dwelling in Bearspaw are awaiting the result of a Rocky View County council assembly on Tuesday through which members will talk about the potential building of a brand new gravel pit within the space.
It’s the third time Lehigh Hanson Supplies Ltd. has tried to get the pit constructed; it was denied in 1994 then once more in 2010.
Now residents who dwell within the space and oppose the development of the gravel pit are nervous their luck is perhaps operating out.
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Lehigh Hanson Supplies needs to rezone 600 acres within the northwest nook of Burma Street and Rocky Ridge Street to allow them to construct the pit.
The corporate says they’d solely be excavating 60 acres at any time limit and it might be mined for round 25 years.
A report set to be introduced to Rocky View County council on Tuesday stated administration has obtained over 400 letters in opposition to the event and solely eight in favour.
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Residents have employed their very own consultants who’ve raised issues in regards to the quantity of silica mud that may wind up within the air, in addition to doable harm to an aquifer within the space.
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The realm in query, near Calgary’s northwest metropolis limits, already has a number of different gravel operations and having one other bigger one is just not one thing some individuals dwelling within the space need.
Residents say they don’t like the concept of the noise and truck site visitors it would carry.
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The report set to go earlier than council on Tuesday stated the applicant has addressed issues over the impacts on site visitors noise, water and air air pollution.
Nonetheless, individuals who dwell right here say it simply doesn’t make sense to construct a gravel pit close to an space so many individuals now name residence.
“Not solely has Rockyview County continued to develop, (so) has the north of Calgary,” resident Catriona Le Might Doan stated. “So we take a look at all these residents — they are going to be affected.”
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The report notes that Alberta Well being Companies didn’t elevate any objections to the proposed gravel pit.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents gained’t be capable of attend Tuesday’s council assembly in individual, however will as an alternative be watching nearly from residence.
International Information reached out to Lehigh Hanson Supplies Ltd. for remark however hadn’t heard again on the time of publishing.
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