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Socio-Economic & Land Use Characteristics - Heritage Road Layover - Draft Environmental Project Report

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Study Highlights

A desktop review of existing socio-economic and land use conditions and an assessment to mitigate and monitor measures for construction and operations of Project.

  • The Local Study Area (LSA) included the Project Site and surrounding 300.
  • The broader Regional Study Area (RSA) encompassed Ward 6 in the City of Brampton and Ward 2 in the Town of Halton Hills.

The following components were evaluated within the report: 

  • Property
  • All land uses and adjacent lands
  • Aesthetics / visual characteristic
  • Light pollution
  • Utilities
  • Transportation / traffic

City of Brampton’s DRAFT Heritage Heights Secondary Plan

  • The LSA falls within the DRAFT Heritage Heights Secondary Plan area which,  in the vicinity of the proposed layover facility, consists of low to medium density residential units. It is identified as a high potential mineral aggregate resource area. The figure to the right shows the potential future land use for the area under this draft plan.

* Exact location of streets in adjacent figure is conceptual and subject to refinement through future Precinct Planning for Heritage Heights.

map view of the draft Heritage Heights Secondary PlanLand Use Structure displaying the locations of the project site in relation to the Kitchener Corridor and Winston Churchill Blvd.

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DRAFT Heritage Heights Secondary Plan Land Use Structure

Environmental Components, Potential Effects and Proposed Mitigation and Monitoring Measures

Environmental Component 1: All land uses and adjacent lands

Potential Effects

Nuisance effects from construction activities.

Proposed Mitigation Measures

  • The Project will comply with regulated noise and vibration limits for construction activities.
  • Mitigation measures related to potential nuisance effects are outlined in the Air Quality and Noise and Vibration commitment tables. 
  • A Communications Protocol and a Complaints Protocol will be developed during construction.

Proposed Monitoring Measures

  • When applicable, monitoring related to potential nuisance effects are outlined in the Air Quality and Noise and Vibration commitment tables.
  • Number and resolution of complaints received.

Environmental Component 2: Aesthetics / visual characteristics

Potential Effects

Visual effects from construction / operations areas / activities.

Proposed Mitigation Measures

  • The Project has been designed to minimize effects on existing land use and development due to the setback from the adjacent road. 
  • Temporary storage sites for equipment, staging / laydown areas, stockpiling of materials and other construction activities will be removed at the end of construction and no longer affect the viewscape.
  • A screened enclosure for the development site will be provided, with particular attention to the waste disposal and material storage areas.

Proposed Monitoring Measures

  • Construction activities will be monitored by a qualified Environmental Inspector to confirm that all activities are conducted in accordance with mitigation plans and within specified areas.

Environmental Component 3: Light Pollution

Potential Effects

Light trespass, glare and light pollution effects.

Proposed Mitigation Measures

  • Develop a plan to reduce the effects of light pollution with all local applicable municipal by-laws for lighting in areas near roadways regarding outdoor lighting for both permanent and temporary construction activities and incorporate industry best practices.
  • The Constructor will perform the Works in such a way that any adverse effects of construction lighting are controlled or mitigated in such a way as to avoid unnecessary and obtrusive light with respect to adjoining residents and/or businesses.
  • The lights would be designed to minimize off-site light pollution during operations.

Proposed Monitoring Measures

  • Number and resolution of complaints received.

Review the full Draft Socio-Economic and Land Use Baseline Conditions and Impact Assessment Report.

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