Belle Terre Development Approved "Reluctantly" - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Belle Terre Development Approved "Reluctantly"

Posted: Updated:
The housing development is proposed for 124 acres off of Mulberry Knoll Road in Lewes (Source: WBOC) The housing development is proposed for 124 acres off of Mulberry Knoll Road in Lewes (Source: WBOC)

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - After decreases in density and the withdrawal of a re-zoning application, the Belle Terre subdivision's future was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
It gives developers the green light to start building 269 homes at the corner of Route 24 and Mulberry Knoll Road. Opponents have voiced concern about increased traffic in the area, but attorney Jim Fuqua said the developer will be adding a turn lane and traffic signal to alleviate congestion.
Planning and Zoning Commissioner I.G. Burton said he and the others "reluctantly" voted in favor for the subdivision Thursday night.

Since the new application does not require re-zoning, the Planning & Zoning commission has the final say. In the December 8th presentation, Fuqua said the developer would be responsible for road improvements, including turn lanes and a traffic signal. Steven Copp, who owns nearby Copp's Seafood, says these changes would be absolutely necessary.

"It's great for business, but for the development back there, it's the infrastructure of the roads," he said. "There's so many people on the roads now it takes forever to get out there on the stop sign. Unless they do something with the roads, it's going to be terrible."

Fuqua said DelDOT determined a Traffic Impact Study would take place if Belle Terre was approved, as they must also examine the traffic impact of nearby soon-to-be-built developments like Osprey Point and Arbor-Lyn.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • State Police Looking For Suspect in Deadly Laurel Shooting

    State Police Looking For Suspect in Deadly Laurel Shooting

    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspects wanted in connection to a deadly shooting.

    More

    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspects wanted in connection to a deadly shooting.

    More
  • Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More
  • Boil Water Advisory After Sussex County Company Tests Positive for E. Coli

    Boil Water Advisory After Sussex County Company Tests Positive for E. Coli

    The Delaware Division of Public Health is issuing a boil water advisory for some towns in Sussex County. Customers of the Broadkiln Beach Water Company should boil their water after samples from the company's system tested positive for E. Coli. Customers with PrimeHook Water Company are also advised to boil water, as the company has a connection to Braodkiln

    More

    The Delaware Division of Public Health is issuing a boil water advisory for some towns in Sussex County. Customers of the Broadkiln Beach Water Company should boil their water after samples from the company's system tested positive for E. Coli. Customers with PrimeHook Water Company are also advised to boil water, as the company has a connection to Braodkiln

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices