Norwell Dairy bylaw approved

It appears Norwell Dairy can now proceed with plans to re­locate and expand its facility.

Last week Mapleton council approved a zoning bylaw amendment to redesignate seven acres of prime farmland to a rural industrial zoning to allow the changes.

Norwell Dairy, located on County?Road 8 just southeast of Drayton, wants to build a new shop, office building and storage area on land immediately southeast of the adjacent Mar-Span Home Hardware store. Mar-Span, a truss building company, will acquire the exist­ing Norwell facility.

County council approved an official plan amendment in?De­cember, which combined with Mapleton council’s decision on?Jan. 26, should allow Norwell Dairy to proceed with its plans.