A group of residents opposed to the expansion of a gravel mine in Pitt Meadows are now gathering signatures for a petition to send to the province.
The Sheridan Hill residents vow to ramp up protests against expansion of Pitt River Quarries, despite being told the decision will be free from political interference.
We are going to forward the petition to the minister in charge, said Brent Richards.
“We are also trying to encourage council to put pressure provincially because we got the impression that council feels helpless,” he added.
Pitt River Quarries’ gravel mine in the Pitt Polder hopes to expand its operation further into the rock face of Sheridan Hill.
The expansion will allow Lafarge Canada Inc. to continue mining at the site for another 10 to 15 years and move the mine to within 15 metres from the east property boundary – 100 metres from the nearest houses on Sheridan Hill.