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Feb 8, 2013 8:22 AM by AP

St. James Parish slaps moratorium on new RV parks

CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has ordered a six-month halt to construction and development of recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.

The moratorium was approved at Wednesday's council meeting

The council made the decision after opposition developed to plans by a property owner to build a new RV park between Lutcher and Convent.

Councilman Jason Amato said that although the parish Planning Commission recently denied the property owner's request for a permit to build the RV park because his plans did not comply with the parish campground ordinance, opposition from Grand Point residents prompted the Parish Council to reexamine the ordinance.

Amato said some Grand Point residents had expressed "conflict" over the possibility of an RV park opening for business near their homes.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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