The Coalition monitors environmental issues in Loudoun that underpin healthy ecological systems, such as the Limestone Overlay District ordinance, water quality, and floodplain and steep slopes regulations. The Coalition monitors development applications to ensure the environmental issues are considered, including tree save and animal and bird habitat.
Should Loudoun County allow a noise level more than 20 times as high as that of New York City? The Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday, October 20, on a new noise ordinance for the county. The current proposal before the board is to increase the permitted noise level by moving the measurement of the noise from the location of the noise-maker (the “emitter”) to the property line of adjacent property owners (the “receiver”). Loudoun County’s current noise ordinance is Read More →
The Short Hill Committee of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition on June 20 sent forward a memorandum to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors urging the overrule of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Commission Permit to allow AT&T to build a 35-foot-tall, 160,000-square-foot structure on the ridge of the Short Hill Mountain. (See the memorandum here.) Al Van Huyck, Chair of the Committee and Coalition, commended AT&T for suspending its application, but went on to say, “regardless, Read More →
On the agenda for the Tuesday, April 26, Planning Commission hearing is a project with huge implications for our mountains and rural Loudoun. It is about approval of a Commission Permit for a telecom 160,000 sq ft building, 35 feet high and 433 long, with generators and air coolers on the ridgeline of the Short Hill Mountain, at the old AT&T site. There are many concerns about this proposed industrial use in the rural area. Comments presented by LCPCC Chair Read More →
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the zoning changes that the Zoning Ordinance Action Group has proposed for the Floodplain Overlay District at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, in the County Office Building. See the July 19 post (“Alert: Tell Planning Commission to reject weakening of floodplain rules”), for detail on this important topic, affecting residents throughout the county. Please plan to attend and speak out against these proposed changes, which would weaken protections Read More →
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ Transportation and Land Use Committee will make recommendations on the Steep Slopes Zoning Ordinance Amendment at its meeting on October 16, 2015. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. The changes proposed by the Zoning Ordinance Action Group (ZOAG, a board appointed by the Board of Supervisors) would open hundreds of acres of fragile landscapes to more intensive development. The Coalition has submitted a letter to the Board of Supervisors in opposition to many of Read More →
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Loudoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Floodplain Overlay District (FOD) amendments. We need as many people as possible to come out to speak against the changes that the Zoning Ordinance Action Group (ZOAG) is recommending and the Loudoun County Staff is strongly opposing. If you cannot attend, please email all Planning Commission members that you support the opposition of the County Professional Staff. Specific proposed changes to Read More →
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on proposed zoning changes to the county’s Steep Slopes rules for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, in the county government center in Leesburg. Please come to make your voice heard. The changes, proposed by the Zoning Ordinance Action Group (ZOAG, a board appointed by the Board of Supervisors). would open hundreds of acres of fragile landscapes to more intensive development. The Coalition has submitted a letter to the Board Read More →