Outer Banks

The Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA is located on the north end of Church’s Island. [submitted photo]

The North Carolina Supreme Court issued a ruling in mid-December denying the owners of a Currituck, N.C. campground’s petition for the court’s review of a Court of Appeals decision affirming Currituck County campground regulations, according to beach104.com.

The dispute between 85° and Sunny, LLC, owners of the Outer Banks West/Currituck Sound KOA in Waterlily, and Currituck County involved the owner’s application to increase the number of campsites and build a swimming pool and other new facilities on the property at the north end of Church’s Island not permitted by the county’s development regulations.

According to a county press release, the order from the state’s highest court affirms a decision made by the N.C. Court of Appeals, which ruled in Currituck County’s favor on Aug. 17.

The Court of Appeals decided that under Currituck County development regulations, the county correctly limited the number of campsites to 234 and denied the construction of a swimming pool or other new facilities.

Originally, Currituck County’s Planning Department applied the county’s development ordinance requirements and an appeal by 85’ and Sunny, LLC to the Currituck County Board of Adjustments was denied.

The owners will not be allowed to add a swimming pool or other new facilities to the property. Currituck County will assess the campground to determine if any structures do not meet county regulations and may need to be removed.

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