Loudoun Planning Commission Hears Zoning Ordinance Concerns “Most of us acknowledge that we are approaching potentially catastrophic climate change. The mountains are our ally,” Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains President Peter Weeks said, urging changes to mountainside protections. https://www.loudounnow.com/news/loudoun-planning-commission-hears-zoning-ordinance-concerns/article_c60c7198-9cd8-11ed-bfcd-37c82de8468b.html
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A excerpt from a speech delivered by our president at the Loudoun County Planning Commissioners on January 24, 2023
The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Peter Weeks to the Loudoun County Planning Commissioners on January 24th on the subject of rewriting the mountain ordinances: My name is Peter Weeks and I am a homeowner from Bluemont and for the last […]
Loudoun County Planning Staff will NOT recommend prohibiting any land uses from the Mountain Overlay District
Alert for Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains Loudoun County Planning Staff will NOT recommend prohibiting any land uses from the Mountain Overlay District As you know, the decisions regarding Loudoun County’s new zoning ordinance are going to shape development in the Blue Ridge Mountains […]
https://www.loudounnow.com/opinion/the-blue-ridge-mountains-a-friend-at-risk/article_f247ec14-6273-11ed-9363-8f9259830201.html?fbclid=IwAR30mBfMBwV57B55fSEtBInxEAG4urS2w9SN-soVaSUm5n7wIKdULI9RUUc The Blue Ridge Mountains: A friend at risk By Larry Malone Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other conservation groups have grave concerns about the inadequate protections for the Blue Ridge Mountains provided by Loudoun’s current draft of a new zoning ordinance A […]
https://www.loudounnow.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-peter-weeks-friends-of-the-blue-ridge-mountains/article_66bb86b6-5bba-11ed-a6b3-5b73fae72ee1.html?fbclid=IwAR1I75qQuxuedszLJdcIj4WpTMaB6p0hbpGrwQnwLcYkcy2pE6i1IpFGeqs Editor: The current Loudoun Zoning Ordinance does not adequately protect our mountain resources from over-development. Following careful analysis of the draft ordinance, which was circulated for public comment in the spring/summer of 2022, we have four major concerns: • Inadequate Definition – The definition of the […]
Join Liz Dennison, President, and Founder of Secret Garden Birds and Bees, to follow the region’s four resident owls from winter through fall. Secret Garden Birds and Bees is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization working with wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, naturalists, biologists, and beekeepers to help preserve and protect […]
Walk4Mountains is a group focused on providing support for those affected by breast cancer in Northern Virginia. Join the walk for either the 5 or the 10-mile loop or just enjoy the day long party. Activities begin with the Opening Ceremony at 10 am, at […]