Belfountain Needs Your Help To Protect It!
Belfountain is surrounded by three large new development proposals that are happening simultaneously. This is putting our water and environment at risk. Yet, if ever there was a place where water needs protection, it is Belfountain and the West Credit River.
Belfountain is situated in the Greenbelt, the Niagara Escarpment, and is a UNESCO Biosphere. Yet, these important restrictions don’t seem to be enough to slow down the aggregate companies. In order to stop this new pit license, we need your help. Please donate today.
It appears that some want aggregate extraction to occur at any cost regardless of the permanent changes to our beautiful landscape, or of the impacts on the quality and quantity of our water in a special environmentally sensitive area.
An application for yet another pit expansion seemed to be innocuous on the surface, however it is not clear what safeguards have been included to protect the public. Caledon Council approved the zoning change application from agriculture to aggregate without having all documentation completed and despite residents submitted questions and concerns regarding public safety, noise, social impact, water quality and quantity, traffic and dust particulate.
This decision has left residents to fend for themselves at LPAT (Local Planning Appeal Tribunal/ former OMB). To do so, we will need to secure expert opinions pertaining to noise, particulate, traffic, chloride impact on the West Credit River, water quality and quantity, impact on local wells, seeps and springs, below water table extraction, rehabilitation, extraction in natural heritage woodlots, and endangered species protections.
The LPAT is scheduled for March 22nd, 2021 and is expected to last for five days.
To do so, we need investigation and reports from an expert planner, a hydro-geologist, a traffic engineer and an environmentalist. Water testing, ecological reports, and legal representation are required, costs could be in excess of $90,000 so please help and donate today!
The convergence of these three projects has created the perfect storm for this community. There is so much to do and such a short amount of time to address all issues.
We are focused on sponsoring fundraising events, appeals, donations and the generosity of the human spirit. Any assistance you can provide brings us closer to achieving these goals.
Thank you in advance for your support.
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