N.Y. RV Park 2

A view of where the RV park development is planned to be built. Credit: Alex Hicks Jr./Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

A proposed RV park in northern Spartanburg County, S.C., was dealt a setback Monday (Dec. 20) when the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Board voted to rescind a septic permit that was issued by DHEC staff in June, according to Go Upstate.

At a special meeting live-streamed from Columbia, the DHEC board voted 4-2 to agree with RV park opponents and rescind the septic permit issued June 22. Blue Sky Associates needs the permit to be able to open its planned 38.68-acre T. Tree Farms RV Park at 1970 Landrum Mill Road.

The DHEC board ruled the developer’s permit application was flawed because it proposed an undersized septic system that compared it to a Kampgrounds of America park, which was not comparable to the planned RV park with up to 52 large RVs.

The permit is one of the conditions that the Spartanburg County Planning Commission set forth when it conditionally approved the RV park on March 2.

“We’re all happy,” said RV park opponent Sally Rock. “We think it’s the right decision. From the beginning, we felt this was a poorly planned, bad location with a high environmental impact on an area. For us, it’s not over until it’s over. We’ll see.”

On Tuesday, developer Bill McDaniel, of Blue Sky Associates, wouldn’t say whether his group would submit a new permit application with calculations for a larger septic system.

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