Casework: Citizens successfully challenge aggregate pit proposal near Trout Lake

CELA counsel represented the Trout Lake Campers’ Association (TLCA) in a challenge to a proposed aggregate pit in the unorganized township of Gorham, in northwestern Ontario at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. 

The LPAT found in favour of the TLCA, recognizing the Lakehead Rural Planning Board had failed to appropriately consider the provisions of the provincial planning framework which promote environmental protection and consider the social impacts of competing land uses, alongside aggregate development.

LPAT ordered the zoning bylaw which permitted the extractive operations to be repealed and the latter returned to the Lakehead Rural Planning Board for a new decision.

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