Sunday, July 20, 2008

An Update on the Richland Creek Watershed

From a previous post, The Pink Oyster: Wakefield Plantation - Will there be new zoning? the details were highlighted for the re-zoning and protecting the Richland Creek Watershed.

The State has now set a 120-day deadline for the rules pertaining to that watershed. From the article:

"The new rules are designed to protect a possible source of drinking water on the Neuse River at the old Burlington Mills textile plant off Capital Boulevard. Nobody is using the water now, though Franklin County has expressed interest in tapping it."

The arguement has heated up with the Raleigh Officials stating that it makes no sense to restrict certain rights of property owners to protect a water source that is unlikely to ever be used.

The rules, if passed, would make it harder (in some cases impossible) for residents in Wakefield Plantation, Bedford at Falls River and Falls River to build decks or additions to their homes. Over 4900 residents will be impacted with the decision.

To read the article in it's entirety please read here.

Interesting. If you are a resident in any of the affected areas how do you feel about the upcomiing proposal?

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