Colacem cement plant project hearing November 9

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
The provincial hearing on a controversial proposal for a cement plant project near L’Orignal begins November 9.

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing begins Monday, November, on two appeals related to a zoning request from Colacem Canada Inc. The company wants to build a cement plant on its property near the Village of L’Orignal.

The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) approved the rezoning request but Champlain Township, where the village is located, has rejected it because of concerns over environmental impact, heavy traffic congestion, and other issues.

The company has appealed the township’s rejection of its zoning request while Action Champlain, a local community group, has appealed the UCPR’s approval of the rezoning. Now LPAT will hear arguments from all parties on the issue.

The hearing will take place by teleconference through Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxDAcq6BD8wgOUfSV-yGVRA/videos.or toll-free by phone at 1-888-475-4499. Sessions start at 10 a.m., and run Monday to Friday until December 4. There will be no hearing session on November 11.

French subtitle translation is available during the video hearing.