On July 12th, Commissioners Peter Murphy, Ken Robinson and Amanda Stewart displayed visionary leadership in adopting a new Comprehensive Plan that will curb sprawl development and protect Charles County’s treasured natural areas. The Comprehensive Plan will guide the county for at least the next ten years and is a HUGE step forward.
What does this plan do? Here are a few of the highlights:
- Designates Bryans Road as a village rather than an urban growth area with thousands of new homes;
- Protects the headwaters of the Port Tobacco River;
- Includes Nanjemoy/Mattawoman in the Priority Preservation Area, making preservation funding available to property owners who don’t want to develop their land;
- Prevents major residential developments in Marshall Hall and Marbury/Rison; and
- Designates the failed Indian Head Tech Park property for conservation.
Thank you Commissioners! And thanks to the thousands of citizens who signed our petitions, attended public hearings and stayed engaged in the process during the past five years. Finally, our concerns about sprawl development, overcrowded schools, traffic congestion and drinking water availability have been heard.