Citizens challenge aggregate pit proposal near Trout Lake in Unorganized Township of Gorham

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeal involving jurisdiction of local planning board

CELA counsel is representing the Trout Lake Campers' Association (TLCA) to challenge a proposed aggregate pit in the unorganized township of Gorham, Ontario at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. TLCA is challenging the Lakehead Rural Planning Board's understanding of its jurisdiction to examine environmental and social impacts of the proposed project under the planning regime. TLCA has put forward expert evidence from a professional planner and a natural heritage expert. Two members of the group explained their connection to the area and their health and environmental concerns arising from the project.