North Topsail Beach mayor testifies before a House natural resources subcommittee

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

island‐wide development of Topsail Island.

“The main issue plaguing North Topsail Beach is its erroneous inclusion into the CBRS’s unit L06. As you

know, CBRS areas are defined as “any undeveloped coastal barrier.” Thus, to be included in the CBRS,

an area must be undeveloped. In contrast to the statute, unit L06 was already residentially zoned and

platted by Onslow County, under development, and had a full complement of infrastructure in the

ground prior to its erroneous inclusion in the CBRS. If the intent of the John H Chafee Coastal Barrier

Resources Act was to identify and include undeveloped coastal areas within its restrictions to discourage



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