In response to the great interest in learning more about the Emerald Ribbons initiative, we have posted answers to frequent questions at this link. We welcome wide public involvement in this coming year to shape this plan.
In response to strong public input and a shortage of parks and trails in Loudoun County, a committee of Coalition members proposes Emerald Ribbons, a countywide interconnected system of linear parks and trails. Such a widely accessible network, built along streams and other natural corridors, can create an asset of enormous benefit to Loudoun County, raising property values, improving health […]
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VLCV) reports that the budgets unveiled in both the House and Senate make deep cuts to land conservation programs and agencies. From the VLCV email: • The Senate Budget Bill strips $2 million of annual funding to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, cuts that will result in the agency’s closure […]
Last night the Board of Supervisors voted, against staff recommendations and strong opposition by citizens, 5-4 to deny a motion by Supervisor Geary Higgins to disapprove the True North data center on the banks of Goose Creek. Supervisors Ron Myer, Matt Letourneau, Kristen Umstattd, Suzanne Volpe, and Koran Saines voted to place the data center, […]
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will consider at its November 15 meeting a proposal to rezone a parcel next to Goose Creek, a State Scenic River, to allow construction of a large 9-building data center complex. Citizen and citizen group objections include environmental ones (vast addition of impervious surfaces adding runoff to the creek, just […]
In the 2016 and 2017 General Assembly sessions, Delegate John Bell (Loudoun-87th district) introduced legislation to require Light Emitting Diode (LED) outdoor lighting for all state government entities (the bills did not advance to a full House of Delegates vote either year). While the commitment to energy efficiency is laudable, the proposed legislation failed to […]
Should Loudoun County allow a noise level more than 20 times as high as that of New York City? The Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday, October 20, on a new noise ordinance for the county. The current proposal before the board is to increase the permitted noise level by moving the measurement of the […]
The Short Hill Committee of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition on June 20 sent forward a memorandum to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors urging the overrule of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Commission Permit to allow AT&T to build a 35-foot-tall, 160,000-square-foot structure on the ridge of the Short Hill Mountain. […]
On the agenda for the Tuesday, April 26, Planning Commission hearing is a project with huge implications for our mountains and rural Loudoun. It is about approval of a Commission Permit for a telecom 160,000 sq ft building, 35 feet high and 433 long, with generators and air coolers on the ridgeline of the Short […]
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the zoning changes that the Zoning Ordinance Action Group has proposed for the Floodplain Overlay District at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, in the County Office Building. See the July 19 post (“Alert: Tell Planning Commission to reject weakening of floodplain rules”), for […]
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