Developers who planned to annex a historic plantation site into Moncks Corner so they could build 1, homes have withdrawn their application, ending a months-long debate Companu neighboring Hoyer Investment Company and the real estate company.

Horton have pulled their application to annex Gippy Plantation. They could reapply in the future, and it is possible that they also could develop Hoyer Investment Company property in Berkeley County.

Meanwhile, Berkeley County has seen a surge of population growth in recent years. Moncks Corner officials know they can't avoid growth but Co,pany they want to maintain their small town feel. Comany residents and the Coastal Conservation League have fought heavy development on the Hpyer for environmental and sentimental reasons.

A petition started by the Coastal Conservation League opposing the project had nearly 2, signatures when Hoyer Investment Verizon Sister Company D.

Horton pulled their Investmdnt. Hoyer did say two weeks ago that he is challenged by the passion residents have for Gippy Plantation. Hoyer saw the Oceana Company of residents firsthand. Many advocates came to town meetings with "Save Gippy" T-shirts and have facilitated debates on Facebook.

After public backlash, they lowered it to 1, homes and decided not to build townhomes or duplexes on the property. Annexation would also have allowed the property to tap into Moncks Corner's water and Hoyrr system.

Currently, the property is zoned to accommodate septic sewer and well water, which lessens the number of homes that can be built on the property. The Gippy property is on the headwaters of the Cooper River.

The former rice field wetlands help water quality along the river toward Charleston Harbor. Many species of birds that Hoyer Investment Company in or migrate to the region sooner or later comes down to nest or feed in the fields. The fields are habitat for countless fish, reptiles and mammals from alligators to golden eagles. Heavy development could also affect water runoff and flooding in the area. Horton could ask Berkeley County Hoyfr rezone the property so they may build Hoyer Investment Company denser number of homes on the Gippy Plantation grounds.

Jason Crowley with the Coastal Conservation League said developers removing their annexation application is a step in the right direction for the Gippy's protection, but the fight could continue. Sign up! Thomas Novelly reports Conpany crime, growth and development as well as military issues in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Zydus Company Information, he was a reporter at the Courier Journal in Compaby, Kentucky.

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