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Saturday, December 30, 2006

County adopts springs protection amendment

Published Dec. 21, 2006
By a unanimous vote, the commission adopted a springs protection amendment to the county's comprehensive plan that will direct future development in a way that safeguards the county's drinking water supply.

The amendment as approved by the commission Wednesday calls for the adoption of new county land development regulations, known as LDRs, which contain specific requirements that must be met to ensure that development in spring protection zones is compatible with the geology and hydrology of the area.

The amendment also requires the county to establish Springs Protection Zones - both primary and secondary zones. Where those zones overlap with Environmentally Sensitive Overlay Zones, the more restrictive regulations will apply.

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