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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fulps withdraw permit request for ‘land farm’

(By Meghann Evans, The Stokes News) - Opponents and supporters of a proposed bioremediation facility for the Big Creek community have been gearing up for a planning meeting on Sept. 27, but that meeting has been canceled after the application for a special use permit was withdrawn.

According to Stokes Planning Director David Sudderth, last week Kent and Pam Fulp withdrew their application for a special use permit for property off of Frye Road. If approved, the permit would have allowed the couple to continue their plans for operating a “land farm” on their property in the northern end of the county, where contaminated soil would have been trucked in and spread over the land to be treated by microorganisms in the soil.

The Fulps could reapply at a later date, said Sudderth, but they would have to restart the entire process. A call to the Fulp residence was not returned Tuesday.


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