Maple Ridge residents are being invited on a stroll around the 124th Avenue (Abernethy Way) and 232nd Street neighbourhood to discuss the proposal to build a gravel quarry in the Yennadon neighbourhood. The walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.
The application for a non-farm use on a property in the Agricultural Land Reserve was received by the District of Maple Ridge after the Agricultural Land Commission decided to allow Maple Ridge council to make the decision to move it forward or not. The application is to remove 400,000 cubic metres of gravel from a property at 23613 124th Ave.
While a non-farm use application doesn’t require a public hearing, an OCP amendment would be necessary if the gravel pit were developed, and that would require a public hearing.
Since the ALC put the decision back over to Maple Ridge council, if council decides against sending it back to the ALC, it won’t go any further.
The non-farm use application for the gravel quarry will be dealt with in Maple Ridge council’s committee of the whole meeting on Oct. 1.