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Subdivision plats get planning board OK

By Steve Herring
Published in News on September 16, 2012 1:50 AM

The Wayne County Planning Board Tuesday night approved final plats for five subdivisions totaling 62 lots -- 49 of which are in two projects.

However, final approval rests with Wayne County commissioners.

The plats are expected to be on the commissioners' agenda when they meet Tuesday.

Developers Grand Oaks of Wayne County and Ralph Britt plan to build a 30-lot subdivision on Overman Road approximately one mile south of Old Grantham Road in Brogden Township.

It would be the first of a three-phase project which, when completed, could be up to 90 lots, County Planner Connie Price said.

The 19-lot East Lake subdivision is being developed by J&N Developers on Dollard Town Road in New Hope Township.

The nine-lot Margaret H. Grady heirs project is planned for N.C. 111 South in New Hope Township.

Also approved was the three-lot D. McKinley Price project on Friendly Drive in Fork Township.

The board also approved a one-lot minor subdivision request from Dave Lane. U.S. Cellular plans to construct a cell tower on the Arrington Bridge Road lot.

In other business, the board for the second time recommended approval of a special use permit to allow a day care at 103 and 105 Dell Drive, Dudley.

Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Adjustments at their Sept. 4 meeting, sent Danny Bryant's request for the special use permit back to the Planning Board.

During the hearing, George Sutton, whose back yard abuts the proposed day care location, opposed the request. Sutton said he was retired and concerned about the level of noise and traffic the day care would generate.

Sutton said he had not spoken out against the plan before because he was out of town when the issue was first considered by the Planning Board.

Bryant said there would not be that much noise because the children would only be out for short periods at specific times during the day.

However, commissioners said Sutton should have a chance to speak to the Planning Board before they acted.

To address Sutton's concerns, the Planning Board has tacked on a requirement that Bryant install a solid wood fence at the back of the property to provide a buffer area.

Also, recommended for approval was a special use permit for a bingo parlor at 3511 South U.S. 13 near Grantham School.

The request was made by Linda Hoffman of Grantham for J&B Bingo of Grantham.

Price said that business would operate only on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7 p.m. to midnight. There should be no conflict with school athletic events since they are normally on held on Mondays and Thursdays, he said.

Price said that Ms. Hoffman has said that any proceeds from the operation would be donated to charities.

Approval of both special use requests will have to be made by commissioners.