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Planners recommend approval of CUP ordinance change

The Gloucester Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval on a proposed code amendment relating to the administrative procedures governing conditional use permits during its monthly meeting last Thursday night.

Under the current ordinance, CUPs expire one year after the board of supervisors approves it (unless the board of supervisors indicates otherwise in its approval).

If approved by supervisors, the code amendment will allow for a two-year validity period from the time of approval, and authorize the zoning administrator to grant one six-month extension for good cause shown as a minor modification to the CUP.

The planners also voted to approve the Capital Improvement Plan resolution for comprehensive plan consistency. The vote was to show that the planners had reviewed the CIP project requests and found them to be directly or somewhat consistent with and will further the implementation of the comprehensive plan.

The commission also reelected Chris Pouls...

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