Virginia Campground Plan Goes to Local Review Tonight

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September 28, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Bedford County (Va.) Board of Supervisors will review a zoning permit tonight (Sept. 28) that would allow a primitive campground on Stone Mountain Road near Moneta.

A proposed Camp Karma facility would consist of 37 campsites for tents and small campers, 11 tent campsites, eight sites with electric hookups for large campers and motorhomes, a structure containing a bathhouse and campground store and other recreational amenities, according to the Lynchburg News and Advance.

The land is zoned Agricultural Rural Preserve, which requires a special use permit from county officials for operation of a campground. The parcel is 62 acres but only 41 acres would be utilized for the project, according to an application filed in the Bedford County Department of Community Development.

Nearly a dozen people spoke out against the project in August just before the Bedford County Planning Commission voted to recommend the permit's approval. Many of them were neighbors with traffic and public safety concerns.

Linda Frisbee, the landowner and applicant, told the commission it would be an environmentally friendly operation that would be mindful of its surrounding neighbors. The campground would be developed in two phases, according to planners.

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