After numerous community meetings, a workshop, a public hearing and pushback from citizens over residential density, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 to approve updates to the county’s Comprehensive Plan, which will serve as the county’s guideline for land use, transportation and infrastructure for the next 20 years.
Supervisors Elton Wade, Sean Davis and Aubrey “Bucky” Stanley voted against the plan while Chairman Canova W. Peterson IV, Angela Kelly-Wiecek, G. Ed Via III and Wayne T. Hazzard voted in support of it.
Supervisors agreed on the plan after adding several new alterations and recommendations of their own to the land use maps proposed by planning staff. These will go back to the Planning Commission for further review.
Modifications included business designations in the Route 33 area, west of Winns Church Road, on both sides of Cedar Lane, just west of Route 1, and both sides of Lakeridge Parkway, south of Pole Green Road.
Another modification approved by the Board would create a connector road from Old Telegraph Road to Route 1.
Supervisors also want the Planning Commission to review residential density levels west of Bell Creek Road and south of Pole Green Road.
The Board added lower residential density levels in some areas of the South Anna District where only one to two dwellings per acre would be permitted. The maximum residential density allowed in the plan is 15 units per acre, half the amount called for in the 2007 approved plan.