Councillors here are wondering whether expanding the provincial Greenbelt into Wellington County would even achieve its intended effect.
On Feb. 17, councillors here reviewed information from the County of Wellington regarding proposed Greenbelt Expansion.
Councillor Matthew Bulmer noted that council had talked about the potential Greenbelt expansion earlier and that he’d mentioned the number of aggregate licenses in areas considered as the Greenbelt – which includes the Niagara Escarpment.
“The perception that is out there that somehow the Greenbelt is a magical protection against aggregate extraction is not true.”
Lever added that Wellington County’s manager of policy planning Mark Paoli’s report to county council also indicated the county felt there are sufficient protection measures already in place…