Conservation Easement Request Approved by Planners—Now Goes Before Council

The Lynchburg Planning Commission on Wednesday voted to recommend that council support plans to establish a 34-acre conservation easement off Boonsboro Road. The property has a historic house that is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. The legal agreement would permanently restrict how the property can be used in order to protect its natural resources. The Outdoors Foundation requires easements be in compliance with local comprehensive plans. The commission agreed it should develop a policy on easements to help navigate future decisions and will be discussed at upcoming meetings. City council will have the final decision in the matter.

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