At last week’s meeting, the Nelson County Planning Commission (Virginia) granted a special use permit for a campground, approved two rezoning requests, and voted to update the zoning ordinance definition of “kennel.”
According to a report, Daryl and Theresa Mann addressed the board in support of their request to set up 16 RV campsites in Redbud Lane to rent to the Silver Leaf Hunt Club members.
The Director of Planning and Zoning, Dylan Bishop, informed the board that Daryl Mann had been using the property for about ten years.
“If this application is not approved, he would not be permitted to utilize the property as a campground and would be required to have all present RVs removed from the site,” Bishop said.
The Manns said that lodgers utilize portable toilets as restroom facilities rather than a dump station.
The commission discussed the possibility of limiting lodgers’ stay on the site after the Manns disclosed to the commissioners how numerous lodgers park their RVs at the campsite after the hunting season ends.
Commission members decided not to restrict the campers’ stays and voted to approve a special use permit restricted to 16 RV campsites that Silver Leaf Hunt Club will exclusively use.
Commissioners also voted to broaden the definition of “kennel,” adjusting the wording from “a place prepared to house, board, breed, handle, or otherwise keep or care for” animals to “a place where the primary use is to house, board, breed, handle, groom, train, or otherwise keep or care for” animals.
This story originally appeared on Nelson County Times.