Campground permit to be discussed

Published 1:19 pm Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Buckingham Planning Commission is set to discuss a special use permit with conditions for an RV campground in the area of South James River Road.

The meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m., which differs from its typical schedule of the fourth Monday of the month due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The campground will be approximately 43 acres, a public notice for the meeting cited. The property is currently zoned as Agricultural 1.

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According to the notice the applicant is Craig White with CWRB Associates, LLC.

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors recently voted to eliminate temporary campgrounds as an option via special use permit for the B-1 business district.

According to Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter, the vote was made following concerns that potentially allowing special use permits for temporary campgrounds in business areas may cause conflict with the county’s businesses.

“They had changed it to allow that,” Carter said about the board’s decision to allow special use permits for temporary campgrounds in the B-1 business district during its October meeting. “And now they’ve taken it back out.”

The special use permits for the B-1 district “left it wide-open for campgrounds to be in business areas, business districts, and they just didn’t think that would be a good thing,” Carter said about members of the board’s concerns.