Hendersonville Lightning: Applicant gets delay of asphalt plant rezoning until August

From the Hendersonville Lightning:

Facing a broad grassroots campaign against his request, a rezoning applicant seeking permission to build an asphalt plant in east Flat Rock has delayed the request by two months. . .

But after opponents fired dozens of questions during a neighborhood compatibility meeting last week— questions they insist remain unanswered — the applicant’s attorney, Brian Gulden, asked the county Planning Board to delay hearing the case until its next meeting. With no meeting scheduled in July, that postpones the Planning Board review until Aug. 20. It’s unclear whether the Planning Board will hold an in-person public hearing then, although that comes a month after the Board of Commissioners plan an in-person public meeting, at West Henderson High School auditorium, to hear another controversial case, for a large housing development at the old Tap Root dairy property. . .

The delay in the asphalt plant application comes as the campaign to stop the rezoning is gaining more steam. One of the leaders of the campaign, Michelle Tennant, said during the public meeting via Zoom last week that the electronic means is inadequately serving the elderly, poorer people and Latinos who are less connected. . .

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