Southgate Group Loses Appeal On Building Permit

An appeal of a controversial Southgate building permit will not be allowed.

In 2012, a citizens’ group SPIRG, Southgate Public Interest Research Group, failed in a challenge to the building permit which allowed Lystec International to build a plant in Dundalk.  Among other things the plant converts human waste into agricultural fertilizer.

SPIRG also lost a subsequent appeal to that original court ruling, and this morning Southgate learned the court has now refused to hear an appeal of the appeal.

Southgate has been awarded $56,000 in costs as a result of the three court actions.

Southgate Mayor Brian Milne says he hopes SPIRG will accept the latest ruling and end its opposition to the building permit.