Below is a list of active Amendments under review at the Niagara Escarpment Commission. Please click on the tab to obtain more information about a particular active amendment. 

To amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) by adding a special site-specific policy provision to the subject lands described as Lot 10, Concession 1 WHS, 2975 Escarpment Sideroad in the Town of Caledon, Region of Peel. The site-specific policy proposes to address exceptions to the NEP Part 1.4.4 Escarpment Protection Area, Part 2.4 Lot Creation and Part 2.10 Cultural Heritage policies, to permit the creation of three separate parcels, one of which contains a designated heritage dwelling, and by doing so facilitate the acquisition of approximately 21.8 ha of lands by a public body, for conservation purposes and securement of the permanent route of the Bruce Trail.

Written comments and submissions may be made to the Niagara Escarpment Commission until June 22, 2021. Comments can be sent to lisa.grbinicek@ontario.ca

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Initial Staff Report

To amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) designation of Escarpment Rural Area to Mineral Resource Extraction Area to permit mineral aggregate resource extraction both above and below the water table within a 26-hectare area on a 40.5-hectare property located at Part Lot 12, Concession 2 East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel. 

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Staff Report 

An amendment to the Niagara Escarpment Plan to add site-specific policies that would apply to Sideroad 26/27 in the Township of Clearview, County of Simcoe that would allow the Township to improve the existing road to make it suitable for year-round use and make other road improvements notwithstanding policies in the Niagara Escarpment Plan which require the consideration of alternatives to the development of infrastructure in wetlands, key natural heritage features and Escarpment Natural Areas. This application relates to Development Permit application ST/2013-2104/9152 that is under appeal. 

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Initial Staff Report 

Public Meeting: May 8, 2019 

The Niagara Escarpment Commission has received an application by Columbia Northcliffe Campus Inc, to amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan to permit the use of the former convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph as a day use private school with up to 1000 students and 80 staff. The application also proposes to expand the existing septic system and build an addition to the convent for a gymnasium. 

Comments on the application can be submitted to Nancy Mott, Senior Strategic Advisor at nancy.mott@ontario.ca. The deadline for providing comments is November 30, 2020. 

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Initial Staff Report 

 Technical Reports: 

The Niagara Escarpment Commission has received an application on behalf of Nelson Aggregates Co, to amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan to expand the existing Nelson Aggregate Co. operations at the Burlington Quarry in both a southern direction and in a contiguous western direction. The proposed expansion lands are designated Escarpment Rural Area and are proposed to be redesignated to Mineral Resource Extraction Area through this application. The application also seeks to apply a special policy to the current extraction site that will permit the continued use of existing aggregate extraction infrastructure. 

The proposed expansion lands are estimated to contain ±30 million tonnes of mineral aggregate resource; Nelson Aggregate Co. is applying for a maximum tonnage limit of 2 million tonnes per year with the expectation to extract, on average, 1 million tonnes per year. 

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Initial Staff Report 

 

Technical Studies 

Burlington Nelson Quarry Extension 

Halton Region Mineral Aggregates 

Mount Nemo Quarry Park Burlington