We're undertaking a review of the aggregate resource policies in the Regional Official Plan to align with provincial policies and plans.
Aggregate resources are used to build the roads we drive on, and the buildings that we live and work in. Aggregate resources generally include sand, gravel, clay and bedrock. Depending on the type of material, these resources are extracted from the ground through a pit or a quarry.
Aggregate resources are non-renewable natural resources, and so it is important that we ensure the long term protection and use of these resources.
The land use policies in the Regional Official Plan will help to ensure that this happens while also ensuring that the surrounding social, environmental and physical surroundings are taken into consideration.