A news story in the Rocky Mount Telegram by Lindell John Kay reports that Nash County in North Carolina now allows private airplane landings strips in the county’s residential neighborhoods.
The Nash County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the county’s unified development ordinance that allows airstrips almost anywhere provided provisions of a special use permit can be met. Provisions include: Furnish a scaled site plan depicting the location and dimensions of the landing strip, including required setbacks; restrict use of the landing strip to the owner and authorized guests only; and non-commercial use only, except by the owner.
The amendment came about after Thomas Troyer, a crop-duster, requested permission to build a small landing strip on his property to hangar planes with the purpose of doing repair and maintenance work during off seasons. Troyer’s land is zoned residential.
Read the full news story here.