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Development plans draw fire from residents
Bryan County

Members of Bryan County’s Family and Zoning Commission have already gotten one earful this week.

They’ll likely get another tonight in South Bryan, when Buckhead East residents against a developer’s plan to possibly add more more than 90 new homes to the subdivision can speak up during a special called meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at the South Bryan Adminisrative Complex. The request by Charles Way for a 122 lot planned unit development on some 54 acres, known as Buckhead East phases 10 and 11.

The subdivision, off Matthew Freeman Way near the South Bryan Administrative Complex, Henderson Park and McAllister Elementary, was initially approved some 20 years ago, officials say, though many of the houses were built after the recession.

In emailed comments to Planning and Zoning officials, residents cite everything from traffic to quality of life as reasons for objecting to the rezoning.

Those who attended Tuesday’s P& Z meeting in Pembroke expressed similar concerns regarding a request by Beacon Builders to rezone hundreds of acres from agricultural use to allow two separate subdvisions, Mill Creek and Plum Creek.

Mill Creek, off William Edwards Road, would divide 65 acres into 78 lots. Plum Creek would put 240 lots on a 272.5 acre parcel near Carlos Cowart Road and Highway 204.

Both requests were tabled.

A third request, to rezone 140 acres off Belfast River Road in South Bryan for a planned unit development known as Watergrass, will go before commissioners with a recommendation for approval.

Bryan County Commissioners get the final say on whether to approve the development.

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