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Hearing on Proposed Spotsylvania RV Park Rescheduled

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Virginia’s Spotsylvania County Planning Commission’s hearing on an RV park proposed near Lake Anna has been moved to a new date, as per a report.

The hearing was already extended due to the high number of submitted letters. The hearing scheduled for this week was delayed due to snow.

The planning commission will continue reading letters about the proposal during its meeting on January 19.

The proposal would require authorization for special-use to set up the campground or area that includes 300 sites for recreational vehicles and other amenities spread across 135 acres of land along Lake Anna in the county’s Livingston District.

The residents who submitted their comments on the development said that such a massive commercial area does not harmonize with the rural surroundings.

Other concerns are the RV park’s impact on the aquifer that serves the rural region. Effects on septic are another cause for concern, and residents are pointing out that Lake Michigan is “ground zero” for some of the most dangerous algae blooms which have formed in the last few years.

The discussion also included potential boating safety and road safety concerns regarding RVs being hauled across the area’s narrow roads.

The attorney representing the applicant at the November meeting said they would abide by all the rules of a special-use permit should the county decide to grant one, which includes conducting studies that could end the application.

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