Lafarge Canada has received approval to expand its Flamborough quarry, according to local press reports.
The company applied for the 31ha expansion of its existing aggregate operation back in 2007, the Hamilton Spectator reports. Objection from a nearby resident resulted in Lafarge promising additional monitoring and strengthen its rehabilitation plan, according to a Ministry of Natural Resources notice.
The expansion became necessary because aggregate reserves were depleted. A Class A license to extract more than 20,000tpa of aggregate was approved in May this year, and a decision was posted on the provincial environment registry on 22 August. Residents wanting to appeal the decision have until 6 September to notify Lafarge or relevant authorities.