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Planners to hold hearing tonight on extending validity period of CUPs

The Gloucester Planning Commission will meet at 7 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse on Main Street to hold a public hearing on a proposed code amendment relating to the administrative procedures governing conditional use permits.

Planning and zoning staff suggested to the planners during the September meeting extending the validity period for CUPs. Staff said that the planners could either extend the validity period in the ordinance or give the zoning administrator the authority to provide a six-month extension to the validity period under the definition of a minor modification to the CUP; or a combination of these two options.

The planners decided that they want to have a longer validity period and to give the zoning administrator the authority to grant a six-month extension for good cause shown.

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

The proposed amendment...

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