Cumberland County Commissioners Approve Large Quarry Operation

The Cumberland County Commissioners approved a rezoning from A1 agricultural district to A1/CZ agricultural conditional zoning. The property is 62.55 acres and is located south of Carlos Road and east of Rebel Road. Red Rock Materials is the owner.

The property will be used for a sand mine/pit. Mr. Brian Raynor spoke on behalf of the owner of Red Rock Materials during the Cumberland County Joint Planning Board. Mr. Raynor said the mine will be used for material purposed only and not topsoil. Mr. Raynor stated that residents were concered of the draining of the lake on the land. Raynor stated that he does not believe it will be detrimental to the water quality or their well systems.

There were citizens in opposition based on the fact that the mine will be built next to their neighborhood. Other concerns included water quality, road maintenance and increased noise in the area.

Some Background: This case was previously held on September 20, 2022. At the meeting the joint planning board denied the request based on a finding that the rezoning was not in harmony with the surrounding land due to public safety concerns. Based on this decision, the applicant chose to prepare additional information in the form of a groundwater impact study and to conduct additional meetings with the nearby residents.

Surrounding land use:
north – wooded land, farmland & quarry operations
east – wooded land, farmland & single-family homes
west – wooded land & single-family homes
south – wooded land & farmland

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".