Compost site won’t fly in proposed location: Holyrood

Given zoning, town taking issue with private company’s plan

Ashley Fitzpatrick afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com
Published on February 17, 2016
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The town council of Holyrood is standing against an industrial compost business proposed for the Salmonier Line area.

As reported, Metro Environmental Services Inc. has put forward plans to the provincial government for environmental review. They outline how the company would create and operate a site for the composting of industrial organic waste, earning revenue from tipping fees and sale of a end-of-process fertilizer.

The proposed location is not far from the intersection of Route 90 and the Trans-Canada Highway, within the Holyrood town boundaries.

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In a statement this morning, Holyrood Mayor Gary Goobie noted a clear issue with the proposal.

“After reviewing the application and proposed site location, the (town planning and development) committee determined that the proposal would be located in the Planned Development Area land use zone in the Holyrood municipal plan. This land use zone is for future residential development,” he noted.

“The committee has further determined that the industrial composting facility would be contrary to this land use zone and the Holyrood municipal plan.

A recommendation against approval of the proposed new business is to be brought to a vote at the next regular council meeting, set for Tuesday,?Feb. 23.

afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com