Winns Church Rd. residential development denied 4-2 by Planning Commission

On February 16, the Hanover County Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny REZ2021-00013 Willson Family, LLC, an application to rezone 161 acres fronting on Winns Church Road. The rezoning requested a change from A-1, Agricultural to RS, Single Family Residential District.

The proposed zoning amendment would have allowed for the creation of 176 building lots with a gross density of 1.1 dwelling units/acre. The General Land Use Plan currently designates the acreage as Suburban General, with 1.5-3 dwelling units/acre allowed.

Residents repeatedly cited traffic volume and safety as foremost of their concerns.

Commissioners Abbott, Hadra, Iverson and Leadbetter voted to deny while Commissioners Bailey and McGhee dissented. Mr. Whittaker was not in attendance.


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