Board meeting delayed

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors meeting has been postponed to March 19 due to Monday’s snowy weather. The board meeting will include a public hearing regarding an amendment to the zoning ordinance to eliminate temporary campground as a special use permit in the B-1 business district.

According to an agenda document, the Buckingham County Planning Commission held a public hearing on Jan. 26 to consider striking temporary campground from the special use list of the B-1 business district within the Zoning Ordinance. There appeared to be some confusion from the public regarding this change.

“The Planning Commission is recommending the item be removed from the Business District (B-1) special use list,” officials said in the document.

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The board voted to approve a special use permit for a temporary campground in October 2017 — one which will be located on Buckingham Centre Drive behind McDonalds in Dillwyn.

The proposed campground — sought by Atlantic Investment Corporation and Lucky Management Inc. — will be on 4.5 acres of land near the intersection of U.S. Route 15 and Route 20.

According to the permit application, the purpose of the permit would be “to establish a two-year (recreational vehicle) RV park on vacant commercial property (80 units max) and adjoining vacant properties.”

The application cites that approximately 60-80 … (RVs) or fifth-wheel campers are estimated to be accommodated on the property.

Members of the public attending the September meeting expressed concern regarding the campground, citing its proximity to the Central Virginia Christian School, not knowing the background of the potential campground occupants — particularly those building the proposed ACP — and that the campground could potentially detract businesses and economic resources from motels