Province reviewing proposed aggregate extraction expansion in Glenholme

The provincial Environment Department is reviewing an application to expand aggregate extraction operations in the Glenholme area that would provide sand and stone for concrete production in Nova Scotia.

OSCO Aggregates Limited have registered for an environmental assessment that, if approved, would expand Pit No. 4 on the Little Dyke Road from the current four hectares to 30.5 hectares.

The company says the project will support the extraction and production of aggregates, including gravel and sand, between 50,000 and 250,000 tonnes per year.

The application states the proposed project activities include extraction, screening, mobile crushing, stockpiling, and transport to the existing and previously approved Glenholme Wash Plant Facility.

The province says a decision will be made on or before July 4th.