A large fueling station that generates heavy traffic does not fit in the nature of the
> Agricultural Area. <
Furthermore, Sussex Codes for AR-1 specify allowed uses.
Sussex Code §115-15 Prohibited Uses:
"For the purpose of this chapter, permitted uses are listed for the various districts. Unless the contrary is clear from the context of the lists or other regulations of this chapter, uses not specifically listed are prohibited. The Commission shall have the authority to determine whether a use shall be permitted because it is clear from the context of the lists or other regulations that it should be permitted due to its similarity to those uses that are listed as permitted."
The following Sussex Codes do not list a Fueling Station as allowed land use in AR-1:
Also the following Sussex Codes specify the sign restrictions in AR-1 zone and the Super 7-Eleven cannot meet these restrictions:
Per > Sussex County Comprehensive Plan <, in Coastal Areas Special Environmental Concerns have to be addressed.
• Permitted Uses – Coastal Areas are areas that can accommodate development provided special environmental concerns are addressed.
This large > drinking water source < is depended upon by many residents, including unassuming children.
Some lawyers and potential investors may be watching this case to flood P&Z with their Conditional Use Applications ready!
Remember, our children will inherit this precedent, due to their older generation's inaction!