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Gloucester planners, supervisors to hold joint hearings remotely

The Gloucester County Planning Commission will hold its first remote meeting at 7 o’clock tonight. Planners and supervisors will conduct joint public hearings on Under the Stars Lavender Farm, Under the Stars Event Venue, and the loophole in the county’s in-part parcels ordinance.

The first public hearing scheduled for the night is on the rezoning of Under the Stars Lavender Farm. Applicants Billy and Caren McDonald are requesting that the property be rezoned from SC-1, Suburban Countryside, to RC-1, Rural Countryside.

According to staff documents, the purpose of the rezoning is to “permit the continuance of the existing, nonconforming agricultural uses on the property and allow related agritourism by right.”

The 127.51-acre property is located along Dutton and Harcum roads. The property is surrounded by wooded and residential land, the Dutton Road and Harcum Road intersection and Harper’s Creek.

According to staff documents, the applicants are also requesting that Tax Map...

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