The public was out in droves for an open house at the Codrington Community Center yesterday. The hall, north of Brighton, was filled with residents worried about a proposed aggregate pit on Ferguson Hill Road.
CBM Aggregates has applied for a rezoning of land to allow a maximum of 750 thousand metric tons of aggregate to be taken out a year.
Residents are concerned about noise, traffic, and dust. Many believe 3 to 4 hundred trucks will be in and out of the site per day.
Company officials say truck traffic will likely be 30 to 40 trucks per day. CBM Aggregates now operates 7 pits in Brighton.
A public meeting on the issue will be held August 10th, at the Brighton Municipal Office.