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Public Comment Period on Golf Course Development in Sensitive Areas Closes July 28
The Critical Area Commission is considering establishing a set of standards to guide the potential development of golf courses in the critical area, without using a countyís limited amount of growth allocation. The protected critical area includes all lands within 1,000 feet of tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries or adjacent tidal wetlands. Public comments will be accepted until Thursday, July 28. A history of the Commissionís action on golf courses, a summary of their discussions over the last six months, and proposed criteria and standards are available here.
July 25, 2005
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