Calling all Buckingham County residents and landowners to show up and speak up at the review of the Comprehensive Plan. The County is calling a public meeting (June 15th at 6pm at the Community Center in Dillwyn) to get public input on the future vision of Buckingham County. Here is a link to the Comp Plan.
This is a direct way we have to let the PC and Supervisors know how we want our laws to protect the residents and environment of Buckingham County. Preserving our rural way of life and our economy, along with clean air, water and soil from the damages of metallic mining needs to be a priority and written into the Comp Plan.
On Thursday, May 15, 2023 the Buckingham County attorney, EM Wright, presented to the Planning Commission (PC) the legal aspects of changing the zoning code in regards to metallic mining in Buckingham County. One thing he made clear was that the Comp Plan of the county MUST be aligned with zoning and any changes that are made have to be reflected in the Comp Plan.
Because of this, he suggested to the PC to wait until the new Comp Plan is written instead of making zoning code changes right now (like banning metallic mining).
TELL THEM YOU DON’T WANT METALLIC MINING IN THE COUNTY AND YOU WANT THIS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. This is a really important in-person meeting impacting our future. Come help show them we care about our home! Please bring family and friends.
There should be a flyer to announce this meeting in the Farmville Herald. Be on the lookout for more details. See you there!
For a good recap of where we are and where we’ve been in this process of stopping metallic mining from coming to Buckingham, please see the Virginia Community Rights Newsletter just released, 6/3/2023 Here. Sign up to receive newsletters!