Letter: Henry Plaster, Snickersville Turnpike Association

Editor: The current Loudoun County Revised General Plan states that “the rural land outside of the Towns and their JLMAs [Joint Land Management Areas] could accommodate over 58,000 dwelling units that would add billions of dollars in public costs.”

Under “Rural Residential,” the Revised Plan, in attempting to keep open space available for new agricultural uses, provided two rural residential areas, each with cluster options. This turns out to have been a bad idea for the Northern Tier Area, and the cluster concept—along with the Rural Hamlets concept—must be removed in the 2016 General Plan.

In fact, the Northern Tier should be returned to the one dwelling unit per 25-acre lot size that was in the original 1991 General Plan.

Henry Plaster, Chairman

Snickersville Turnpike Association

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