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By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission recommended approval of a special-use permit (SUP) for a wedding and event venue near the small residential community of Cherrystone on Wednesday night, following two hours of discussion, including public comments that were largely in opposition to the proposal. “Within the adjacent...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors will soon be faced with a decision to permit another new wedding venue in the county, months after they approved one for John and Linda Cleaveland in spite of mass opposition from neighbors. “We feel that the addition of our wedding venue will only...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission voted 3-1 Wednesday night to recommend the rejection of John and Linda Cleaveland’s special-use permit application to use their Wellington Neck property to host outdoor weddings. The decision was made in spite of the argument made by the Cleavelands’ attorney, Carl Eason,...
By Stefanie Jackson – All Linda Cleaveland wanted to do was host weddings on her 65-acre property with its view of Nassawadox Creek. Northampton’s senior planner, Kelley Lewis Parks, assisted her with the zoning application, and Cleaveland believed she was prepared to face the planning commission at the April 2...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission was left to reconsider the effectiveness of its communication following two long and contentious public hearings April 2. Eyre Baldwin, of Pearl LLC, received the planning commission’s approval for a minor special use permit (SUP) to convert an old farm shed into...
By Stefanie Jackson – After a lengthy debate Tuesday night, the Northampton planning commission approved a minor special use permit to convert an old farm shed into a new business that will offer its patrons a farm-to-table dining experience and more. “This is textbook adaptive reuse,” said Eyre Baldwin, of...