|Published: 8:52 AM, 06/13/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Some local developers are wanting clarification
on Cocke County's road regulations, contending the current policies have
virtually halted home construction in the county.
Speaking to the Cocke County Highway Commission Tuesday,
developers and residents said current county road regulations are also being
applied to private roads and county easements.
"It has taken away our property rights," said
Gaylelynne Norwood, spokesperson for the group. "We're going to get our
property rights back."
Norwood explained, because of paving costs, developers
are now looking to subdivide properties in which roads would be private and
maintained by the property owners. She said, however, the Cocke County Planning
Commission is requiring even private roads to be built to the new county road
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