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STOP the Arbour Farms Gravel Pit on Airport Road

Your community needs your support. Arbour Farms is aggressively pursuing a license to extract gravel and recycle imported material from its property on the east side of Airport Road just south of County Road 21. If this gravel pit is approved, it will result in the addition of possibly hundreds of gravel trucks per day to an already extremely dangerous traffic situation on Airport Road, in addition to noise, dust and other disturbances. CORE, working together with other community organizations, stopped the Highland Farms Mega Quarry in 2012! With your help, we can STOP the Arbour Farms Gravel Pit! Despite serious concerns expressed by Dufferin ...

Pre-hearing next Wednesday on bid for large Mulmur pit

As featured in the Orangeville Citizen - Members of Conserve Our Rural Environment (CORE), a ratepayers’ organization that “monitors proposed land-use changes in Mulmur Township” will oppose the Arbour Farm aggregate application during a pre-hearing at the Township offices next Wednesday (July 8th). With a goal to ensure new developments are compatible with Mulmur’s rural environment, CORE believes that the application to extract aggregate below the water table from a large pit on the east side of Airport Road south of County Road 21 is a “grave traffic safety issue.” Arbour Farms has been pursuing a rezoning of its site and applying ...

ALERT – Status of Arbour Farms Gravel Pit Application

As spring is in full bloom in Mulmur Township it’s time to update you on CORE’s recent activities related to the Arbour Farms application for a gravel pit license. Status of Arbour Farms Gravel Pit Application As many of you know, Arbour Farms has been aggressively pursuing a rezoning of its site and concurrently pushing its application to obtain a license to extract aggregate from its property located on east side of Airport Road just south of County Road 21. Despite grave concerns expressed by Dufferin County residents related to traffic safety issues (and other aspects of the application, including extraction below the water table and ...

Arbour Farms’ Planning Applications

Arbour Farms Gravel Pit – Airport Road (on the East side, just south of County Road 21) We have successfully kept this application at bay since 2002 and, to date, the Arbour Farms applications have not been formally approved by either Mulmur Township, Dufferin County or The Ministry of Natural Resources. It is important to note that the various applications are under active review and we can expect that they will be referred by the applicant to the Ontario Municipal Board some time in 2015. CORE shares the view of a growing number of concerned Mulmur residents, that, if this proposal is approved, there could be serious traffic safety implications ...

Arbour Farms’ Gravel Pit Plan Resurfaces in Mulmur

It isn’t a mega quarry, but it is an application for an aggregate licence nonetheless. “That’s like comparing the elephant to the fly on the elephant’s backside,” said Adam Krehm, principal for Arbour Farms Limited, which is seeking approval of an about 103-acre aggregate licence in Mulmur. “First, we’re not a quarry, we’re a gravel pit,” Krehm explained. “Secondly, we’re not even a hundredth the size of what The Highland Companies was proposing.”

County talking traffic with Arbour Farms

A gravel pit proposed in Mulmur would add about 14 trucks per hour onto Airport Road. That’s only if Arbour Farms hauled the maximum tonnage proposed within its aggregate licence application, or what has been described as the “absolute worst-case” scenario by company principal Adam Krehm. “We expect to operate at 30 per cent of our tonnage, which would yield something slightly more than four trucks per hour,” he said. “It’s a very safe, conservative reckoning of how many trucks will come and go from that pit.” Despite Krehm’s estimate, members of county council have some concerns about the proposal and its potential impact ...