The Gloucester Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to update the county’s comprehensive plan to add guidance for public utilities and public services corporations following a public hearing Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.
The language was added because the planning commission had found that the comprehensive plan, as it stood, did not contain sufficient planning guidance to review public utility and public service corporation uses.
The update included an appendix to the comprehensive plan, which the board altered prior to voting. In the appendix as initially proposed, a vision statement was featured through lines 170 through 180 and read as, “Public Service Corporations’ and ‘Public Utilities’ shall be appropriately located as deemed necessary to serve the needs of Gloucester County.”
The proposed guidelines also used the word “should” when listing guidelines for public corporations and public utilities, meaning applicants “should” follow the guidelines presented...
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