Why wasn’t a County landfill site selected as the preferred site?
All County open and closed landfills were considered as potential sites, with 53 related properties evaluated. Using the first set of evaluation criteria, 32 did not meet the minimum property size requirements, 15 were not carried forward since they were in sensitive groundwater areas, two were excluded for wetlands, and one for Prime Agricultural Land with additional access issues. The three remaining sites were further evaluated, with only the Clearview site being carried forward to the short list as a potential site. In the Screen 3 evaluation, the Clearview site was evaluated for the OPF and ranked third. This site is not a landfill and comprises Prime Agricultural Land, which is actively farmed. Therefore, it offered no advantage for brownfield redevelopment.