Aggregate Resources Planning

What is aggregate resource planning?

Aggregate resource planning involves the development or expansion of a particular property as a pit or quarry for gravel, rock and sand resources. Aggregate material is used for a wide variety of projects including septic systems, road construction and building foundations. The approvals process for aggregate operations is highly complex and involves considerable planning. It is regulated by the Aggregate Resources Act and the Planning Act.

Help with Planning Applications for Aggregate Industries

ZanderPlan has been involved with the approval of more than a dozen aggregate operations in Eastern Ontario. We partner with various professionals (biologists, engineers, traffic experts, etc.) to fulfill requirements of both the Planning Act and the Aggregate Resources Act. ZanderPlan also has extensive experience in resolving public, government and agency concerns during the approvals process.

Licence Applications for Proposed Pits and Quarries

Policies and procedures surrounding the licencing of pits and quarries are highly complex. Applications and the development of pits and quarries involves numerous technical reports and site plans, and for operational requirements and compliance reporting to be defined and scoped. There is an extensive public and agency consultation process required prior to a license being issued. Licences can be granted to pits and quarries developed on private property and on Crown land, and may include pits and quarries extracting material above or below the water table. (Class B licenses are to extract less than 20,000 tonnes of material per year, while Class A licenses are to extract more than 20,000 tonnes per year.)

ZanderPlan partners with various professionals (biologists, engineers, traffic experts, etc.) to fulfill requirements of both the Planning Act and the Aggregate Resources Act.

Testimonials


Aggregate Resources Act application for a new pit operation in the county of Leeds and Grenville:
“It was great having Tracy Zander as our planner for approximately four years. She is a very dedicated hard working young lady, we found her very knowledgeable. We are very happy, and would recommend here highly.”

— Barb. S., Leeds and the Thousand Islands