Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1405

Newtown Cranberry Farm

Proponent: Beothic Fish Processors Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to operate a 40 hectare cranberry farm, developed over a five year period. The site is located off Route 320 between Newtown and Lumsden. A new 1.7 kilometre access road will be constructed off route 320. Site work will include ditching, removal of a layer of peat, leveling of beds, discharge/sediment pond, water control structures, sand beds and installation of drainage tile in beds. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2009.

  • January 20, 2008 - The undertaking was registered.
  • February 25, 2009 - Public comments are due.
  • March 06, 2009 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • April 14, 2009 - The Minister rejected the undertaking.

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