After 30 years, Norfolk Council looks at easing restrictions on Long Point’s Hastings Drive

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A ban on development that’s been in place on Hastings Drive in Long Point for 30 years may come to an end if county council gets its way. Owners of vacant lots want to make more use of their properties. Development has been banned since a winter storm destroyed cottages in 1985. But county council is looking into easing restrictions following a May 10 public meeting on new zoning. Council might ease up some and permit seasonal overnight camping in recreational vehicles and trailers. Or it might ease up all the way and permit full development, including building new cottages, septic systems, docks and shoreline protection. County staff is to report on options in June. Ending the three-decade-old ban on development would be a tall order.

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