We need YOU to attend the NHC Planning Board SUP Work Session #5 on December 8, 2016.

Support an Industrial SUP process that will help protect our economy, health, eco-system, clean air and water! Click the link below for more information.

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How Can We Attract the Right Type of Industry in New Hanover County?

Support, encourage and promote industry that puts us on a path to develop clean economic growth and jobs in New Hanover County. The proposed improvements to New Hanover County’s Special Use Permit (SUP) process for industrial development will help achieve that goal.

  • The Issue

    With more than 100,000 citizens projected to move to New Hanover County in the next 25 years, our county is at a tipping point in how we grow our economy while at the same time improving, preserving, and protecting our community and sense of place for everyone.

  • What’s At Stake

    The type of economic development we attract in New Hanover County impacts more than just job growth; it will also affect our community’s public health, water supply, social equity and our natural resources for generations to come.

The Solution

A Special Use Permit (SUP) is a zoning tool used by local governments to evaluate proposals for new heavy industry and manufacturing, and assesses the potential effects of the industry on the community. This process allows our county staff, elected officials and the community to make informed decisions about the future growth of our economy. The proposed improvements are a win-win for us all in our community.

See how the improved SUP will help New Hanover County ››.

Commit to a Goal of Better!

With a history of minimal local zoning tools and public input, heavy polluting industries have left a legacy of contaminated air and water, targeting rural and low income communities along our river. New Hanover County is the 2nd smallest county and the 3rd most densely populated county in North Carolina. Our elected officials have a responsibility to balance growth and development with protection of our community’s health, economy, and natural resources.
Sign this open letter to indicate your support for the proposed improvements to the Special Use Permit (SUP) process for heavy industries in New Hanover County. By doing so, you send a message to our Commissioners that the community benefits when policy makers, business owners and residents all participate in the decisions that shape our future.

Help Prevent Polluting Industry in New Hanover County- Support the Improved Special Use Permit Process for Industrial Development.

Sign this open letter to indicate your support for the proposed improvements to the Special Use Permit (SUP) process for heavy industries in New Hanover County. By doing so, you send a message to our Commissioners that the community benefits when policy makers, business owners and residents all participate in the decisions that shape our future.

SIGN THE LETTER