18. A quarry or sand pit must be located at a minimum distance of 35 m from any public road.
In addition, where the strip of land outdistancing the quarry or sand pit from the public road belongs to the owner of that quarry or sand pit, it must remain wooded if that land is wooded.
The first and second paragraphs do not apply to quarries and sand pits situated north of the 55th parallel.
The first paragraph does not prevent the operation of a quarry or sand pit established before 17 August 1977 within the distance provided for in that paragraph if activities related to that operation were already carried out on 18 April 2019. From that date, the distance between the site of the activities and the public road must however be maintained.