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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

City Moves to Protect Langley from Encroachment

  • June 21, 2011
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Recent moves by the Hampton City Council to implement several recommendations from the joint land use study (JLUS) completed last year for Joint Base Langley-Eustis in southeastern Virginia should help protect the installation from incompatible development.

Planning amendments approved by the council will restrict development within Langley airfield’s accident potential zones and high noise zones. The changes also require real estate agents to disclose information about aircraft noise and other operational issues related to the airfield when selling homes near the installation.

The amendment was modeled after changes Virginia Beach made to its zoning ordinance to protect Naval Air Station Oceana from nearby development, reported the Daily Press. Next month’s ADC 2011 Annual Conference will include a session on how Virginia Beach implemented the recommendations included in a JLUS for Oceana. Don’t miss the session on Wednesday, July 20.

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