MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) – A months-extensive debate for the individuals of Cordesville is now resolved after Berkeley County Council voted to re-zone about 200 acres of land.
The rezoning will alter the land from residential R-15 to Agriculture Flex-1 zoning.
Cordesville is a historic settlement local community situated on Highway 402.
Persons versus the transform felt the rezoning would modify and most likely ruin the tradition of Cordesville. They say R-15 guards the integrity of the wildlife and character, retains the group historic and is the explanation Cordesville is the undeveloped gem they enjoy.
An on-line petition acquired more than 1,600 urging the council to ‘Keep Cordesville Rural.”
The landowner and a few supporters argued their house legal rights ended up much too constrained by R-15 declaring it devalued their property and what they could do with it.
Council voted, all in favor of the rezoning. Associates stated they are not in opposition to conservation. In fact, they are all for safeguarding the good quality of Cordesville. But in this situation, they felt they experienced all the information and facts they needed to determine in favor of private assets rights, nonetheless preserving the attributes specified as rural.
Berkeley County Council users said back again when the land was originally zoned, R-15 it was not finished effectively, and that’s an additional large cause for the final decision.
“The public was just instructed, in the following county council districts, we’re setting up to do some rezonings. That is public see that will make that zoning void, look it up,” District 2 Council Member Josh Whitley explained.
He said it was an easy final decision. Just after listening to the men and women communicate from the modify, he says the whole council is for preserving the sanctity of Cordesville, but the present-day zoning is not good.
“The R-15 map that we know of this 402 corridor has never ever, at any time, been adopted by county council. Interval. Conclusion of story. That’s the information and facts. It was administratively finished in an e mail from 1 administrator to a further,” Whitley reported.
Immediately after listening to men and women speak in favor of both equally sides, Jack Schurlknight, who signifies District 6, said it’s time to established the report straight.
“I assume there’s some misinformation about what we’re seeking to do with this R-15. If I didn’t know any better, listening to some of the speakers, you would assume we’re getting ready to build from Moncks Corner to Huger. Which is just not the situation at all,” Schurlknight claimed.
He reported he supports property legal rights and thinks R-15 is infringing on those people legal rights.
“I firmly feel that personal residence that’s place in R-15 or conservation easement should really be on a voluntary basis from the assets owner. I really don’t believe they should be pressured to do that. I really don’t assume their assets must be downgraded in benefit and downgraded in use. I firmly think that’s a federal government overreach,” Schurlknight explained.
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