Conservation Easements

The Conservation Easement Committee has worked closely with Loudoun County staff to institute a stewardship program for county-held conservation easements. This work continues with new initiative.

Board of Supervisors defers Rural Uses vote to Nov. 1

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, citing the need for more public outreach on the issue, tabled  the motion to approve a range of new uses for properties in easement proposed by the Zoning Ordinance Action Group at the Board’s October 20 meeting. The proposal will come before the Board on November 1. The new uses were rejected by the Planning Commission in April, but were presented to the BOS Transportation and Land Use Committee early this fall, Read More →

Board of Supervisors poised to vote on new uses for rural easements

If you live in the middle or western part of Loudoun where you enjoy a parcel of open space near your property (which probably was put into an open space easement as a condition of the approval for construction of the development), be on notice that those quiet natural or agricultural areas may cease to be so after a vote of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors this Thursday, October 20. The Board will be voting again on permitting 18 new Read More →

30 new permitted uses proposed for eased open space

A new Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOAM) proposed by the Zoning Ordinance Action Group would add 30 permitted uses to land currently under open space easements, add permitted uses to historic districts, reduce setbacks for associated structures, and loosen other development rules for rural areas. Effects of the proposed changes are complicated; they will impact many rural zoning districts.  Al Van Huyck, chair of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, lists some topics of concern: 1. The addition of more than Read More →

Protecting Loudoun’s Rich Historic and Scenic Heritage

Below are the introductory comments of Childs Burden, President of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, at the Coalition Festival on December 6, 2015, in Leesburg. The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition performs good work in monitoring and responding to threats which arise from population growth that is expanding at an exponential rate. The mission of the Coalition is to preserve and to protect the historical and environmental resources within our county. This is very closely aligned with the mission Read More →

Conservation Easements and Historic District Info Session

The Lincoln Preservation Association invites you to an Information Session on Historic Districts & Conservation Easements, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Friends Meeting House (18204 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, VA 20160). Learn about the unique history of the Goose Creek Historic District (why preservation and conservation makes sense, and its economic and financial benefits to the community and to individuals), and more generally, about the benefits of and general guidelines of Loudoun County’s historic districts. Also learn about the Read More →

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