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Gloucester planners hold discussion on number of regulations

The Gloucester Planning Commission began its discussion on other regulations currently housed in Article 9 during its August meeting last Thursday night which was held in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium at 7 o’clock.

The planners focused on three general categories, which included “regulations that are best addressed in other County Ordinances, regulations that are best included in Article 5 District Regulations, and regulations that should remain in Article 9 under ‘other’ regulations applicable to all districts.”

Regulations presented to the planners by staff included family transfers, front yard requirements adjacent to substandard rights of way, conversion of dwellings to more units, erection of more than one principal structure on a lot, exemption to yard and height regulations, common open space within certain major subdivisions, and common area regulations.

The goal for the discussion was to move the miscellaneous regulations to where it most makes sense. F...

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