Subdivision OK’d

Supes greenlight Stanley Avenue project

A controversial subdivision was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Nov. 6).

The panel voted 4-1, with Supervisor Maureen Kirk dissenting, to approve Nels Leen’s project at 1232 Stanley Ave.

The proposal calls for the 18.5-acre lot to be divided into 18 residential lots and one open space lot, with a 300-foot setback and open space management plan.

Last year, the supervisors shot down Leen’s project after significant public opposition, largely due to setback issues (see “Ag buffer backed,” Newslines, July 27, 2017). Leen revised the proposal, which was approved by the Planning Commission last month.

Opposed neighbors appealed that decision to the supervisors. They contended the project is inconsistent with the very low density neighborhood and the general plan, and that an environmental impact report should be required because of impacts on aesthetics, land use and traffic.