The clock is ticking. The current Sussex County (Del.) Council has several key applications to consider with only three scheduled meetings in December, the Cape Gazette reported.
Two proposals for large RV resorts in the Cape Region are at the top of the list: Love Creek RV Resort and Campground near Lewes and Castaways at Massey’s Landing. The two campgrounds combined would create more than 900 camping sites.
If the applications are to be voted on by the same council that was present during the public hearings, votes must occur before veteran Councilman Vance Phillips, R-Laurel, leaves office..
The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of both projects.
While neither of the applications is on a published agenda Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson said he anticipated that both items would be on one of the three December meeting agendas.
The applications have been sitting on the council’s shelf for more than a year. The public hearing on the Love Creek project was 21 months ago, in February 2013; the Massey’s Landing hearing was 17 months ago in June 2013. While the commission is required to make a recommendation within 45 days, the county council is under no time restraint to render a decision.
Jack Lingo Asset Management has filed two applications for Love Creek RV Resort and Campground. The developer is asking for a zoning change for 74 acres of the total 162-acre parcel to allow for a campground.
Included on the site plan are 628 camping sites: 516 for recreational vehicles, 30 for tents and another 82 sites for rental cabins. Proposed amenities are an amphitheater/chapel, welcome center, fitness center, laundry, clubhouse, general store, several pavilions and paddle boat launches, canoe outfitter, pumping station, swimming ponds, pools and RV storage.
Castaways at Massey’s Landings developers Ida Faucett and Ida Faucett Heirs LLC and Massey’s Landing Park Inc., have filed applications for a zoning change on a 51-acre parcel.
The proposed campground at the end of Long Neck Road would contain 322 RV sites and 10 tent camping sites. Numerous planned amenities include a swimming pool; pavilions; general store; welcome center; dog park; cafe and snack bar; bath houses; nature center; two lodges; fishing and crabbing piers; rental center for golf carts; DART bus stop; and a rental center for kayaks, canoes and other nonmotorized watercraft.
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