Special Use Permit

Local
4:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

CoastLine: NHC's Special Use Permit - Environmental Gatekeeper or Economic Liability?

The Special Use Permit is only about three years old in New Hanover County. 

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Local
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Group of Local Leaders Proposes Alternative Special Use Permit Process

New Hanover County currently has one special use permit for all industries. Local leaders are looking to change that.
New Hanover County

Local government representatives are joining with environmental advocates and business leaders to create an alternative to a controversial recommendation from the Garner economic development report. Instead of doing away with the special use permit process, they hope to cut the red tape for some industries.  

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June 2
5:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Amended SUP Subject to NHC County Commission Vote—And Public Hearing

New Hanover County could finally adopt a less stringent special use permit—or SUP—which is what industrial businesses need in order to operate. Tonight, after several months and multiple drafts, the county planning department is bringing its final version—which was unanimously approved by the planning board--before the county commission. But before they vote on it, citizens will be granted a public comment period. And, both champions and opponents of the new draft are anticipating big crowds and vehement participation.

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Local - January 20
9:58 am
Mon January 20, 2014

New Hanover County to Come Up with SUP Draft Revision in February

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.

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Local - January 14
5:51 am
Wed January 15, 2014

County Seeks Public Input Before Drafting Next SUP Ordianance

The latest draft of New Hanover County’s special use permit—which is what industrial companies need to launch or expand operations—is back on the drawing board. After the planning department brought the controversial ordinance before the county planning board last week, board members voted four to two to table the discussion for 30 days. Now, the planning department is counting on the public to inform its next version.

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Local
5:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Proposed Change to Special Use Permit Language in NHC Raises Questions Among Stakeholders

Proposed changes to New Hanover County’s Special Use Permit are the subject of heated discussion among stakeholders on all sides. 

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Local - November 1
3:48 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

New Hanover County Moves to Amend Special Use Permit Requirements

New special use permit requirements could make it more difficult for Titan Cement to set up operations in Castle Hayne.
Proposed Titan Cement plant site as seen from the Northeast Cape Fear River

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.

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Local
4:56 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

NHCo. Commissioners vote to expand landfill, develop long-term waste management plan

A truck pulls into the now-defunct Wastec plant.
Wastec

On Tuesday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners moved forward with plans to tackle the county’s ongoing trash issues.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Business Brief: NHC Commission Chair Woody White Part II: economic growth strategy

After proving to be an especially hot topic during election season,  economic development now tops the agendas for national, state, and local leaders. 

Spirited public debates on the issue recently centered on whether a baseball stadium would revitalize downtown Wilmington or if Titan Cement should operate a facility in Castle Hayne.

In a recent interview, Woody White, newly-appointed as Chairman of New Hanover County’s Commission, offered his strategy for growing the local economy. 

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