Last week we had the opportunity to present a few brief comments to a Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing, as they work thru their Comprehensive Plan update.
The current draft plan, available at the website www.sussexplan.com., will be the overall planning tool as they move forward with future land use and growth goals for Sussex County.
In one chapter of their draft plan, they echoed the use of density bonuses for developers, in exchange for voluntary preservation of natural resources, especially in Environmentally Sensitive Developing Areas. Though our comments were not confined to these specific areas, we forwarded earlier this year our policy statement to recommend increased density for property owners for the protection of natural resources. Glad to see they saw merit to our ideas.
We also subsequently submitted the recent study that demonstrates how each new home built in Delaware produces 4.25 permanent new jobs in Delaware.
We also noted to Sussex County that our National Association of Home Builders will review the current draft comprehensive plan and offer comments and suggestions.