North Carolina Coastal Federation 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 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 Terminal Groin Opponents Say Figure Eight Process Should be Re-Started, Re-Opened to Public Input http://whqr.org/post/terminal-groin-opponents-say-figure-eight-process-should-be-re-started-re-opened-public-input <p></p><p>The decision to issue a permit for a terminal groin at the northern end of Figure Eight Island will be closely watched by environmentalists and three other nearby island communities – who are each hoping for their own erosion-control device. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:05:39 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 41409 at http://whqr.org Terminal Groin Opponents Say Figure Eight Process Should be Re-Started, Re-Opened to Public Input Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study http://whqr.org/post/cement-plant-wont-create-many-jobs-first-forecast-says-new-study <p></p><p>A Titan Cement plant would bring about 48 jobs to New Hanover County – not the 720 originally quoted by an earlier economic impact study.&nbsp; <font face="Verdana" size="4"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">That’s according to a new analysis paid for by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an environmental advocacy group. </span></font> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:59:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 27934 at http://whqr.org Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study Grant from pork producer helps to restore Bradley Creek, other sites around the region http://whqr.org/post/grant-pork-producer-helps-restore-bradley-creek-other-sites-around-region <p>More money is coming down the pike for the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 21552 at http://whqr.org Grant from pork producer helps to restore Bradley Creek, other sites around the region