(WARSAW, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner issued this statement following the Richmond County Board of Supervisors' Oct. 8 decision to postpone a vote on Diatomite Corporation's request to rezone Fones Cliffs:
"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation thanks the Richmond County Board of Supervisors for wisely postponing a decision on Diatomite Corporation's request to rezone nearly 1,000 acres on Fones Cliffs for a massive development. At this point, any decision on rezoning the property would be premature. Many unanswered questions remain concerning how the developer would ensure protection of the unparalleled environment and natural resources at Fones Cliffs. We look forward to working with the supervisors as they continue their careful review of this important matter."