South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

A chance to take part
May 24th, 2005

The Georgetown Times

Several meetings that will be held this month provide an opportunity for county residents to have input on the future, in terms of land-use planning and educational vision.

One takes place tonight and is sponsored the S.C. Environmental Law Project. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University’s Waccamaw campus on Willbrook Boulevard in Litchfield and will address the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance and how residents can get more involved in protecting their communities from unwanted development.

Waccamaw Neck residents rallied recently against a proposed Lowe’s home improvement center that was nearly three times larger than what the county ordinance allows a commercial building to be. SCELP Manager Jimmy Chandler said while the outpouring of opposition to the big-box store was evidence that most residents of the Waccamaw Neck put a high value on quality of life issues, they need to better understand the mechanisms that guide land-use decisions.

Chandler said Wednesday’s meeting will be a primer on the county’s comprehensive land-use plan. He and SCELP staff attorney Amy Armstrong will be available after the meeting to answer questions about zoning and the comprehensive plan.

©Georgetown Times 2005

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