Camping enthusiasts may be able to enjoy everything Nelson County, Va., offers for a longer period of time after the Nelson County Planning Commission voted to recommend changes to a county ordinance, according to the Nelson County Times.

Last week at the Oct. 23 planning commission meeting, the commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of adding a special use permit option to the county zoning ordinance for campsites that, if approved, would allow transient lodgers to stay at campgrounds for up to 180 days, rather than the 30 days that they were previously restricted to.

This request for extension can be applied to any campsite in areas zoned agricultural, pending approval of a special use permit should the Nelson County Board of Supervisors grant final approval of the ordinance change next month.

Previously, any transient lodgers wishing to stay at campsites in the county couldn’t stay for more than 30 days at a time. Now, the proposed ordinance would give campground owners the option to designate a portion of their site as extended stay, allowing transient stays of up to 180 days.

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