My biggest question is why has the county had no workable plan to deal with growth? We have known for years that Johnston County was one of the fastest growing in the entire nation, not just North Carolina. Are we now being told that there has been no real plan to deal with this growth and leaders are just now coming to realize that we need some form of planning? Hello????
Here is part of an article in today's N&O. Click the link for the whole article.
Johnston may hit brakes
Commissioners consider moratorium on new homes until a plan managing growth is adopted
Johnston County never looked back when its livelihood turned from growing tobacco to growing houses in the 1990s.
While other Triangle counties have placed controls on development -- either by restricting where homes and businesses can go or forcing builders to pay for schools and roads -- Johnston has continued to welcome it.
But now even Johnston leaders are giving growth a second look.
In a surprise move last month, the county planning board voted unanimously to stop approving new homes temporarily until the county adopts new recommendations on managing growth.