A Rural Summit was convened by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Phyllis Randall, last Friday at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, reflecting a concern by many that the push by developers, favoring suburban gentrification of Western Loudoun, threatened to build thousands of residential units that will compromise, if not destroy, the natural treasure that is Western Rural Loudoun.
Lovettsville Vice-Mayor Jim McIntyre who attended the Summit said, “I think the biggest thing we have to communicate is the value of Loudoun’s Rural West. We can’t emphasize that enough.”
Middleburg Mayor Bridge Littleton said, “It’s all about the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is ‘the’ document which will govern land use for all Loudouners for the next 20 or 40 years. It’s just as important to Loudouners in the East as it is to the West. If we continue unconstrained development, it means worse schools, higher taxes, more transportation, and we destroy the Western Loudoun … we all enjoy.” Continue reading