Mike Giles http://whqr.org en Planning Board Recommends Changes to SUP Application Process--Including More Public Hearings http://whqr.org/post/planning-board-recommends-changes-sup-application-process-including-more-public-hearings <p>Industrial businesses looking to call New Hanover County home may soon be required to hold public meetings as part of the special use permit -- or SUP – process. And the SUP is what they need to launch or expand operations. This is one among several changes that the county planning board unanimously recommended at last night’s public hearing on the most recent SUP draft—an update of a version that was tabled in January. And community stakeholders on both sides of the issue—business leaders and environmental advocates—say this new draft presents a compromise they can live with.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:07:13 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 51494 at http://whqr.org Planning Board Recommends Changes to SUP Application Process--Including More Public Hearings New Hanover County to Come Up with SUP Draft Revision in February http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-come-sup-draft-revision-february <p>The New Hanover County planning department has a month to revise the most recent draft of the special use permit--or SUP--which is what new industrial companies need to operate. Last week’s presentation of the SUP to the planning board sparked controversy among local environmental advocates, pro-business groups and members of the public--many of whom claimed they didn’t have adequate time to consider the new draft.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:58:04 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49249 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County to Come Up with SUP Draft Revision in February NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits http://whqr.org/post/nhc-host-public-hearing-special-use-permits <p>Tonight, New Hanover County’s planning department is holding a public hearing about some newly-proposed changes to the special use permit.&nbsp;</p><p>At a November work session, the planning department offered a draft that would require applicants to address their long-range impact on the community and environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The latest changes are meant to clarify requirements, but some are saying the new language also stands to modify them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:31:35 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48699 at http://whqr.org NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-moves-amend-special-use-permit-requirements <p>Significant changes could be underway for manufacturers seeking permits to operate or expand in New Hanover County. At a work session this morning, the planning and inspections department presented an amendment to the county’s industrial zoning ordinance that would require new companies, such as Titan Cement, to present burden of proof when filing for special use permits to operate. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:48:37 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45536 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements Judge dismisses portions of suit appealing Titan's air quality permit http://whqr.org/post/judge-dismisses-portions-suit-appealing-titans-air-quality-permit <p>Titan Cement achieved a small victory earlier this week in its quest to construct and operate a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:34:42 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 21222 at http://whqr.org Judge dismisses portions of suit appealing Titan's air quality permit