Tuesday, September 24, 2013

URB: Hearings Held For Proposed Blockhouse Facility

Hearings are about to start regarding a proposed demolition debris transfer facility in Blockhouse. The province's Utility and Review Board will hear arguments from both sides in the case. Halifax C and D are looking to set up the facility on the Cornwall Road while the Municipality of Lunenburg refused to issue a development agreement for the project. A group of concerned business owners and residents from the Blockhouse-area is also involved as interveners. One of its members, Paul Young, says they're not opposed to the idea, just the location.

Young points to Whynotts Settlement and Otter Lake as appropriate places for a facility, not in Blockhouse, where houses and businesses are close to the proposed location. The first hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the Blockhouse fire hall. An evening meeting involving members of the public is planned for 6:30 Wednesday night.