Beaufort County: Developer illegally cleared plantings

info@islandpacket.comMay 7, 2013 

Beaufort County may require a developer to replant shrubs and other vegetation along U.S. 278 near Target that were removed without permission earlier this year.

According to a county report, Stafford Properties removed vegetation from a 450-foot strip along the roadside, from the Enmark Station to the new entrance into the Kittie's Crossing development. The report says Stafford illegally cleared the vegetative buffer in 2009, as well, in an effort to give the site better visibility from the road. At the time, they were required to re-plant the vegetation.

The Southern Beaufort County Corridor Review Board is expected to review the company's plans to replant the area at its meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton library.

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