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Berkeley Co. launches review process to 'expedite' land use services

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials at Berkeley County say they have launched a new program that will "streamline and expedite" land use services for residents, engineers, developers and businesses in the county. 

“As we promised we would do, we are streamlining government processes to improve government services and save time for county residents and businesses with land use and development projects,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “Our new Joint Plan Review Process will create a ‘one stop shop' and provide a comprehensive understanding of project requirements, while highlighting any special concerns or considerations for subdivision, land development and commercial business operations.”

“This will be the most comprehensive plan review process in at least a decade in Berkeley County,” said Berkeley County Planning Director Eric Greenway. “The process should save a reasonable amount of time from our current process, which will in turn save money for the county, residents and businesses.”

The Joint Plan Review Process will provide developers to meet with the county's land use and development decision makers including Engineering, Water and Sanitation, and Planning officials at one time. 

Meetings of the Joint Plan Review Process will be scheduled by appointment only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month with Site Plan Reviews held at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 AM, and Subdivision Reviews held at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 PM. To schedule an appointment, one simply needs to complete a form at: www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/zoning/jointreview

The first meeting of the Joint Plan Review Process will be held on April 1, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. in the Planning Department.

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