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DHEC Rescinds Septic Permit for Proposed Spartanburg County RV Park

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Board decided to pull a septic permit granted to a proposed RV park in Spartanburg County.

At a special meeting, the DHEC board approved 4-2 to agree with the opponents of the RV park and revoke the septic permit granted on June 22. According to a report, Blue Sky Associates needs the permit to start its 38.68-acre T. Tree Farms RV Park at 1970 Landrum Mill Road.

The DHEC board decided that the permit was flawed because it suggested an undersized septic system. According to the board, it did not match the proposed RV park that is expected to accommodate up to 52 recreational vehicles.

The DHEC board acted on the request of four homeowners associations and three conservation organizations to withdraw the permit.

The permit is among the conditions set by the Spartanburg County Planning Commission when it conditionally approved the park on March 2.

“We’re all happy,” said RV park opponent Sally Rock. “We think it’s the right decision. From the beginning, we felt this was a poorly planned, bad location with high environmental impact to an area. For us, it’s not over until it’s over. We’ll see.”

At the meeting on Monday, Blue Sky Attorney Alex Shissias claimed that the opposition made their appeals too late to be considered. However, the DHEC board disagreed. He also claimed that the planned septic system was adequate in terms of size.

On Tuesday, developer Bill McDaniel of Blue Sky Associates did not say if the group would submit a new permit application with the calculations to build a bigger septic system.

In the meantime, Rock said there is another hurdle for the RV park developer, which concerns access to public water.

Rock said property owners along the potential public water line have the right-of-way along Landrum Mill Road and are opposed to the park.

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March 12, 2024 12:19 pm

Isn’t it interesting how the DHEC Board’s decision on the RV park’s septic permit is causing a stir? The impact on the environment and infrastructure is really getting people talking!

March 13, 2024 10:59 am

Given the setback with the septic permit, Blue Sky Associates might want to consider eco-friendly sewage options. Working with specialists could help create a greener solution for the RV park’s needs.

March 17, 2024 9:07 am

Looks like things got a bit tangled up with the septic permit for that RV park in Spartanburg County. It’s crucial for the developer to step back, think about the environment and community, and work together with everyone involved to find a solid solution for the project.


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