In September, Richmond County rezoned the 218-acre Vulcan Materials Company “SOS Timber” property as part of a county-wide initiative. This property is adjacent to our North Site and generally located northeast of the power lines and north of Galestown Road (see page 3).
As we shared with the community in January 2020, we plan to eventually activate this property as an extension of the North Site only after all of the approvals from the County and State have been received. Today, we anticipate mining activity could begin on the North Site Extension no sooner than two to four years from now.
So what’s next? We will soon complete and submit a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application to the county which will outline details and requirements for the use of the property. The County Board of Adjustments will review our application and accept public comments.
However, before we complete and submit the application, we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn more about the project and provide feedback. Here are the basic facts about the North Site Extension:
What is the process?
- Vulcan will soon apply for a County Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to eventually use the “SOS Timber” property as an extension of the North Site.
- The CUP will outline details and requirements for the use of the property.
- After the CUP, Vulcan will file an application with the State to add the North Site Extension to our existing mining permit, which sets operational standards that safeguard our employees, neighbors and the community.
- Neighbors will be notified as required by the state process and given the opportunity for public comment.
- Vulcan will continue to keep our neighbors informed.
How will the North Site Extension be used?
- The 218-acre extension will eventually continue the North Site to the east.
- Vulcan will use the existing Galestown Road gates for primary access to the extension.
- A 150-foot buffer will border neighboring properties.
Please reference the enclosed diagram and visit www.VulcanRockinghamQuarry.com for more details about us and the Noth Site Extension.
We are committed to working with you and our neighbors to design plans that are mutually responsive to the community, our operations and Richmond County. If you have any questions or feedback, please call our Community Line at (980) 296-1919 or email VulcanRockinghamQuarryCommunity@vmcmail.com.
In closing, I want to reiterate that our entire team is committed to growing our investment in Richmond County and operating in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible manner that will create and support jobs and economic opportunity.