The Homestead Valley Community Council (California), an advocacy group for communities north of Yucca Valley, asks the county to reject a proposal to build a glamping resort in Flamingo Heights.
The council unanimously voted Monday against the development proposed by a Beverly Hills firm RoBott Land Company.
The proposed glamping resort will be constructed on the east side of Old Woman Springs Road, bordered by La Brisa on the south and Luna Vista on the north.
Plans include 40 camping lofts, chalets, and 35 tents. It also calls for a reception building, restrooms, four 700-square-foot fire pits, a restaurant, and a helipad.
RoBott Land Company has requested conditional use permit from San Bernardino County and is also asking the county to change the zoning of the property to Rural Living 5, allowing one single-family home for every five acres, to commercial.
The county staff recommend that the planning commission also sign a declaration that the project would have a minimal impact on the environment. This declaration will allow the development to avoid an extensive environmental impact report.
The Homestead Valley council members said there would be more than just minimal effects.
“I think they are underestimating this,” said council President Jim Harvey.
The Homestead Valley Community Council is asking the county to require a comprehensive environmental impact report, predicting significant impacts on plants, animals, and cultural resources.
This story originally appeared on Hi-Desert Star.