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Leland Town Council updated its ordinances with an increase in the maximum height of cell towers and removing language barring RV parks in flood hazard zones. (Port City Daily/file)

Officials in Leland, N.C., have decided to change an ordinance regulating RV parks after a monthslong back-and-forth with Evolve Acquisitions, according to the Port City Daily.

The council denied a request to strike language that bars RV parks from special flood hazard zones in May but put the amendment back on the table in July.

RV parks will now be allowed in commercial zoning districts on a conditional basis rather than by right. Conditional zonings require site plans, community meetings and the town may place special guidelines on a project to approve it.

However, RV sites will now technically be allowed in special flood hazard areas, where they were previously banned.

There are also new special requirements for RVs located in hazard areas, including grading to prevent standing water. Also, a vehicle can not remain in a park for more than 180 days, it must be fully licensed and ready for highway use, have no permanent additions and use quick-disconnect utility lines.

Sam Franck, an attorney hired by the applicant, told the board not all hazard areas pose equal threats, nor are projects within them equivalent.

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