Commissioners table rezoning request for New London subdivision

Published 3:54 pm Thursday, June 9, 2022

Stanly County commissioners tabled a rezoning request in an existing subdivision in New London.

The request was submitted by Daryll Thoms and presented by county planning director Bob Remsburg to commissioners to change the zoning of the Sherwood Forest subdivision from RA (Residential Agricultural) to R20 (Residential).

Remsburg said the subdivision was approved in 1998 and the ordinance then allowed lots to be as small as 15,000 square feet if water and sewer were available. The ordinance was changed 20 years ago for the minimum lot size in the RA district in a watershed to be 40,000 square feet, which made the original subdivision in noncompliance.

Rezoning the property to R20 brings the lots “in compliance with the watershed, subdivision and zoning ordinances.”

The planning board voted 6-0 to recommend approval by the commissioners.

Commissioner Bill Lawhon moved to table the request to the July meeting in order for county staff to find out information about the property having sewer access. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Zack Almond, and passed 6-1, with Commissioner Peter Asciutto voting against the motion.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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