The battle wages on in Pitt Meadows Sheridan Hill area as a number of residents say they don’t want to see a proposed quarry plaguing their land, and a number of Pitt Meadows residents are trying to take a quarry proposal to task.
Darcey Heath, a member of a group opposing the mine, says there’s too much at stake should this mine go through.
“There’s not a significant economic gain from the city and the mayor has confirmed that the city’s report shows that the City of Pitt Meadows would be losing money if this quarry is allowed to go through.”
Heath, along with other residents, claims they have not been consulted by the person putting the proposal forward.
“There has been no geotechnical survey done to see the stability of our homes and the rocks surrounding. Our home – that’s next to a large exposed piece of rock. Definitely have fear for the safety of our children and the safety of our home.”
In a statement, Chief Inspector of Mines David Haslam says the concerns could be premature.
“A terrain stability assessment will be completed as part of the Ministry’s review of the site…we are not at that stage yet.”
“This permit application is still at the very early stages of a comprehensive review process, which is expected to take some time to complete.”
Heath is also urging the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Mines to ensure all needed checks are done – as many residents are concerned for their safety. The public hearing to discuss the mine is scheduled for April.
Darcey Heath with the Sheridan Hill Quarry Opposition Group says they’ll continue mobilizing in time for April’s public hearing.
A petition to stop the mine from being built sits at 35-hundred signatures.
There is already a rock quarry in the area.