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October 26, 2016
Update on Oxford Aggregate Policy Review

Seeking public input on draft policies for the Official Plan.

In 2015, the Township of Zorra initiated the Aggregate Policy Review in response to concerns about the cumulative effects of extraction operations on the community, among other matters, and passed an Interim Control By-law placing a moratorium on new or expanded gravel pits and stone quarries pending completion of the review and the potential adoption of policies into the Official plan.

The review was undertaken with Oxford County's Community & Strategic Planning Office to ensure that the social, economic and environmental impacts of new or expanded aggregate extraction operations are minimized while protecting aggregate resources for long term use.

The review has included input from both public and private stakeholders, as well as an extensive review of policies from other top producing aggregate municipalities in Ontario, and consultations with Provincial and public agencies, and industry stakeholders. 

The common themes noted in the study were used to guide the development of amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Draft Aggregate Resource Policies

3.4.1 Mineral Aggregate Resource

Share your feedback at our Public Information Session

The Township of Zorra is hosting a public information session to update residents and aggregate operators on the Aggregate Policy Review Study and to discuss the draft policies for the Official Plan.  The information session takes place:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Township of Zorra Municipal Office
274620 27th Line, Ingersoll

Of course, you can always provide feedback and ask questions through Speak Up, Oxford!

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You are also welcome to contact the project lead:
Gordon Hough, Community and Strategic Planning Office, Oxford County
519.539.0015 ext. 3207 | 1.800.755.0394

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