Delaware's Love Creek Decision Due Sept. 10?

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August 28, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Red square shows the locaiton of a proposed 626-site RV resort in the planning stages near Lewes, Del.

The fate of the controversial Love Creek RV campground/resort in Delaware now rests in the hands of Sussex County Council.

Sussex County’s Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday (Aug. 22) sided with developers, recommending by a 4-1 margin approval of conditional use and zoning changes sought by Jack Lingo Asset Management LLC for the proposed resort/campground near Lewes that has met vehement opposition, the Sussex County Post reported.

The county council will have the final verdict. The council is off on late summer break until Sept. 10.

“We just think that the commissioners’ logic supports the large developer, the large landowners and the arguments that we put forward were compelling, and we just hope the council considers that,” said Bill Baydalla, vice president of the Homeowners Association at The Retreat at Love Creek in Lewes and one of the leaders in the Stop RV City Coalition. “We lost a battle. We did not lose the war.”

Following an opposition rally of about 100 concerned residents from residential communities located near the proposed RV resort, Planning and Zoning members Michael Johnson, Martin Ross, Irwin Burton III and chairman Bob Wheatley voted to recommend that the county council approve the conditional use and zoning change applications from Jack Lingo Asset Management LLC, which last December unveiled plans for the 162-acre development that could attract several thousand seasonal visitors to 628 lots designed for RVs, rental cabins and tents.

Commission member Rodney Smith voted against the request, reasoning that the location was not appropriate for the project.

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