Residents oppose Carp Road concrete plant

By Giacomo Panico, CBC News Ottawa, March 7, 2019

A City of Ottawa committee approved a construction company's request to build a concrete plant on Carp Road, despite opposition from neighbours who say the site was never meant for this kind of industrial use.

Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited said the site at 2596 Carp Rd. makes sense since it's in an industrial area and close to the 417, meaning concrete trucks can more easily deliver their loads to projects in downtown Ottawa.

More than a dozen residents showed up Thursday at the city's Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee to speak out against the development. They said a concrete plant does not respect the community design plan for the Carp Road corridor.

(...)"My concern is primarily for the water and the air. It's going to mean additional pollution and dust," said Prior.

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