Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1824

Robeurs Brook Farm Access Road                

Proponent:  Winding Brook Farms Ltd.     

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to construct a 1.7 kilometre road in order to access 80 hectares of private land in the Robeurs Brook area that will be operated as a vegetable farm.  The proposed farm is located approximately 6.8 kilometres northeast of the community of Black Duck Siding, which is 15 kilometres northeast of Stephenville Crossing.  Construction of the farm and access road will take place over several years with 15-20 hectares of land clearing.  The farm plan includes ditching of fields and construction of two sediment ponds and water reservoir, 800 metres of farm roads, drip irrigation system, storage building, drying shed, utility building and septic system.   The project is scheduled to begin in December 2015 subject to receipt of all approvals and finalization of other project details.

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