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Lancaster planning commission tables solar discussion, recommends changes to zoning ordinances, comprehensive plan

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—After a series of public hearings, the Lancaster planning commission on Thursday, April 21, recommended revisions to zoning ordinances for limited commercial and the floodplain overlay district as well as changes to chapter six of the comprehensive plan. The commission held off on recommending changes to the utility scale solar facility ordinance since three commission members were absent. They will take up the solar ordinance again at a May 19 meeting.

Planning/land use director Brian Barnes presented the revisions to the utility scale solar facility ordinance that included language requested by the board: avoiding slopes greater than 5%, specifying that costs associated with engineering and testing required by the county be paid by the applicant; and increasing setbacks. The setback changes would include….

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