The Gloucester Planning Commission voted last Thursday night to recommend approval of proposed changes made to the family transfer ordinance and the platting requirements code amendment to county supervisors.
According to the notice of public hearing, the proposed changes to the family transfer ordinance amendment, which was the first public hearing of the night, stated that they would “repeal the existing section of the Subdivision Ordinance relating to Family Transfers, adopted in 2006, and will replace it with a new section that reduces or eliminates the previously-required holding periods, allows family transfers in major subdivisions, adds nieces and nephews to the definition of immediate family members, and permits LLCs and other corporate entities to transfer property to qualifying family members of the owners.”
Many residents attended the meeting to speak on this public hearing. “I’m under the opinion that you ought to let the grantor set the holding period, not the coun...
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